Thursday, March 26, 2009

Anything for the Kids

I was reading something on Cliff's Crib, and it made me think of a few things. Before today I didn't know much about Cliff except we share the same hometown and he seems to be quite intelligent. (Also, he was style conscious at a very early age, as you will see.) Today I learned he's a father, and it appears he's an involved one. Now, I don't want to praise him too much, because it would call attention to the fact that there are so many parents falling short of their responsibilities that we've begun to feel all extra about a man simply doing what he's supposed to. I will say it's great when a dad volunteers to read to his daughter's class, especially for the reasons he gives. You never know what's going to stick in a child's mind. His post reminded me of a commercial I see, usually on Saturday mornings, that makes me grin and warms me from the inside out every time I see it.

Talk about involved:

Answering the Call of Duty

I originally posted this on (or about) Feburary 12. This story was featured this morning on the Today Show, and merits a revisit.

Over 40 years ago, firefighter William Carroll saved the life of infant Evangeline Harper. The two never formally met until now. While it has its bittersweet moments, this is a beautiful story.
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