Monday, January 08, 2007

Heroes and Veterinarians

Good Monday morning. They say our weather is going to get cold...hehehe...there's less than 90 days until spring. I'm not going to knock it now! This weekend, in New York city it was 72 degrees...72 degrees, can you imagin that!

Well after the week the NY City had, God must have smiled on them favorably. I know you've all probably seen the headlines, but on Tuesday:

Wesley Autrey saw Cameron Hollopeter, a 19-year-old film student, suffering a seizure while waiting for a train. After stumbling down the platform, Hollopeter, of Littleton, Massachusetts, fell onto the tracks with a train on its way into the station.

He jumped down to the tracks, a few feet below platform level, and rolled with the young man into a drainage trough between the rails as the southbound No. 1 train came into the Manhattan station.

Some train cars passed over Autrey and Hollopeter with only a couple of inches to spare, but neither man suffered any harm from the incident. Hollopeter, hospitalized for his medical condition, is in stable condition.

Then on Wednesday:

A newborn baby and mom are doing fine after a special delivery on the L subway platform Wednesday night, and they have three of the city's finest to thank.

The 24-year-old woman went into labor shortly before 10 p.m. at the Broadway Junction station in Brooklyn. Transit police officers Bruno Valenti, Brian Higgins and Leslie Grant responded and helped deliver the baby. Sergeant Valenti is a trained EMT.

And last but not least...on Thursday:

Julio Gonzalez, 43, and Pedro Nevarez, 40, saw 3-year-old Timothy Addo dangling from a Bronx building. The boy had crawled out of a window when his baby sitter briefly took her eyes off of him, police said.

Hearing people in the building scream for help as the boy's grip weakened, the men rushed over to position themselves under the fire escape to catch him.

The boy tumbled and hit Nevarez in the chest so hard he knocked him off balance, but he bounced into Gonzalez' arms. Timothy was treated at the hospital for a cut on his forehead

"This is the week of heroes in New York," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

And I second that thought...last week New York City was truly the city of angels!

Now for something extremely funny...not me, at this juncture, but my dear friend and same-name friend Bonnie Wren. This is a hysterical post on keeping a pwderroom clean in a house full of men!

And now for a funny from my friend Ric!

One Sunday, in counting the money in the weekly offering, the pastor of a small Florida church found a plain pink envelope containing $1000.

It happened again the next week.

The following Sunday, he watched as the offering was collected and saw a little old lady put the distinctive pink envelope in the plate. This went on for weeks until the pastor, overcome by curiosity, approached her.

"Ma'am, I couldn't help but notice that you put $1,000 a week in the collection plate," he stated.

"Why yes," she replied, "every week my son sends me money, and I give some of it to the church."

The pastor replied, "That's wonderful, how much does he send you?"

The old lady said, "$10,000 a week."

The pastor was amazed. "Your son is very successful. What does he do for a living?"

"He is a veterinarian," she answered.

"That is an honorable profession," the pastor said. "Where does he practice?"

The little old lady said proudly, "In Nevada. He has two cat houses in Las Vegas and one in Reno."

Hah...I bet you never saw it coming! LOL


  1. Anonymous said...
    Very funny joke. It certainly has been a city of heroes lately. Also, the weather has been great here in Kentucky. I just found your blog and have been enjoying it quite well.
    Bernita said...
    Bonnie, you're going to kill my husband.
    One of these days he'll die laughing!
    Anonymous said...
    Hey Bonnie - I hope you're doing okay over there. You're in New York, right? I keep checking the news about that natural gas leak or whatever is happening there today.

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