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 Post subject: Touching story
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:51 pm 

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Location: Virginia
Here's a truly heart-warming story about the bond formed between a little
5 year old girl and some construction workers that makes you believe we CAN
make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.....

A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day, a
construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot.
The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all
the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the

Eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more or
less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let
her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her
litt le jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope
containing a couple of dollars. The little girl took this home to her
mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested they
take the two dollar "pay" she had received to the bank the next day to
start a savings account. When they got to the bank, the teller was equally
impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay
check at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last
week with the crew building the house next door to us."

"My goodness gracious", said the teller, "and will you be working on the
house this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will if those ###holes at Home Depot ever
deliver the ####ing drywall..."

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