Families in Indonesia are giving their children away to orphanages because they can’t afford to take care of them anymore. More than 80 percent of the kids in these orphanages and other child care intuitions have both parents. I cannot imagine the heartache, the fear and the sorrow.
From heartache… to a story that will simply make you smile. It took 34 years, but a man has finally made good on his promise to repay the kindness he was shown decades ago. I don’t want to give away the entire story, so I’ll let you read the rest.
I couldn’t resist clicking on the headline for this next story. I love porches. When we first moved to Atlanta, we rented a house with a screened-in porch. In the year and a half that we lived there, I think we spent more time on the porch than we did inside. There’s nothing like being outside on a beautiful morning with that first cup of joe, or a refreshing summer cocktail on a warm night… especially when you can keep the bugs out!
My first real porch was a tiny affair, and we shared it with the neighbors. Unlike most college porches, it didn’t have a hand-me-down couch – there would never have been enough room – but plenty of my friends did use their parents’ leftovers to furnish their outside spaces. I admit, while they were comfy, rarely did the over-stuffed couches and recliners look very good. Still, I never thought I’d see them banned. For one Pennsylvania town, the days of porch-based couches could be numbered.
Filed under: Erica Hill
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