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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:54 AM

Great picture of window washers at a children's hospital:

@Fraank_Oceaan: Window washers at a children's hospital
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Good on them!

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Reply Great picture of window washers at a children's hospital: (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 OP
MineralMan Feb 2013 #1
seabeyond Feb 2013 #2
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #11
randome Feb 2013 #3
NBachers Feb 2013 #6
randome Feb 2013 #10
klook Feb 2013 #13
randome Feb 2013 #28
Bucky Feb 2013 #29
polly7 Feb 2013 #4
NBachers Feb 2013 #5
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #7
patrice Feb 2013 #8
ljm2002 Feb 2013 #9
TxDemChem Feb 2013 #12
cali Feb 2013 #14
klook Feb 2013 #15
treestar Feb 2013 #16
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #17
2naSalit Feb 2013 #18
tanyev Feb 2013 #19
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #20
pediatricmedic Feb 2013 #41
redstatebluegirl Feb 2013 #21
healthnut7 Feb 2013 #22
WillyT Feb 2013 #23
pasto76 Feb 2013 #24
Cynicus Emeritus Feb 2013 #30
roguevalley Feb 2013 #25
tawadi Feb 2013 #26
Orrex Feb 2013 #27
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #31
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #32
Kablooie Feb 2013 #33
Historic NY Feb 2013 #34
Cass Feb 2013 #35
malaise Feb 2013 #36
mnhtnbb Feb 2013 #37
rocktivity Feb 2013 #38
pacalo Feb 2013 #39
pediatricmedic Feb 2013 #40
Whisp Feb 2013 #42
Left Coast2020 Feb 2013 #43
LTG Feb 2013 #44
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #45
toby jo Feb 2013 #46

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:55 AM

1. Outstanding!

I love it, and I'm sure the kids did too.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:55 AM

2. ahhh. people doing what they can.... nt.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:31 AM

11. yes.

Yes.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:59 AM

3. Superman does not wear a mask!

He simply removes his glasses, thereby completely fooling everyone!

Other than that...

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:15 AM

6. "By the way Clark, how did you know that Superman saved us in the abandoned mine?"

"Oh, a little bird told me" *wink*

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Response to NBachers (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:28 AM

10. Love your sig line! I think it will be true in our lifetimes!

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:41 AM

13. Sometimes when he goes out to the clubs

Superman likes to get a little wild.

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Response to klook (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:47 PM

28. Who doesn't?

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:03 PM

29. and why is he sitting down and wearing a safely harness?

I agree, major fail. Fire the lot of them posers!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:05 AM

4. I can imagine how excited the kids inside were. This is brilliant. nt.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:13 AM

5. With that, I can turn off my computer and go off into the work day with a smile on my face

Oh yeah - Also - Go Niners!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:18 AM

7. That looks like Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:18 AM

8. That's very sweet of them!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:25 AM

9. Very cool! n/t

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:31 AM

12. That's awesome

Just made my day

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:45 AM

16. How adorable!

Kudos to whoever came up with the idea!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:49 AM

17. kick

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:50 AM

18. Awesome!!

Creativity on display in a good way!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:57 AM

19. Brillllllliant.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:00 PM

20. They should be identified for their good work.





One link above says Tampa Bay another says Memphis. If there was more than one that's all the better.
If it made on hospitalized kid smile for a just moment is was well worth it.




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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:59 PM

41. Several hospitals did this, including the one I am at

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:13 PM

21. How sweet! Working people give the most!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:17 PM

22. Awww

What a great thing to do for the kids. I'm sure they will remember that for a long,long time.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:27 PM

23. Way Cool !!! - K & R !!!






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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:30 PM

24. dude in batman suit might be roasting in there

very cool though. I admonish co-workers to 'wave at the kids' while we erect steel all the time.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:05 PM

30. A great example of American labor going above and beyond

 

American labor in general and especially private sector organized labor needs to turn the tables on those millionaire and billionaire elites that have been able to hire and use the media, owned pundits and political discourse as propaganda to vilify average working people.

Why hasn't organized labor made it their priority to focus on changing public perceptions, doing good, and helping society and hiring PR Bernays type professionals that know how to do it. The politics will follow if public goodwill is captured.

How many times have we heard the puppets of the rich use the term "greedy union goons" and "crooked union leaders looking out for their own interest"? That perception needs changed. The real crooks run Wall St, own the politicians, and control other institutions that are overly greed based.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:32 PM

25. love, the most powerful force in the universe

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:41 PM

26. Thanks for sharing. eom

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:47 PM

27. Have Disney or Warner Bros sent them C&D letters yet?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:09 PM

31. Oh, what a wonderful idea....

you gotta love these guys. I would love to know whose idea this was. They deserve accolades.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:25 PM

32. Comic book heroes lift spirits, fight grime at Children’s Hospital...

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/2761815-74/hospital-window-matuizek-spider-allegheny-washers-bollinger-heroes-book-cleaning#axzz2JrTAJtsA

See the link for more pictures, like:

Window-washers from left, Jim Zaremba (Batman), John Morton (Captain America), Rick Boloinger (Spider-Man) and Ed Hetrick (Superman) stand on the helipad atop Children's Hospital on Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2012, before the crew of super-clad washers from Allegheny Window Cleaning Inc. rid the windows of the Lawrenceville hospital of grime.


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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:43 PM

33. From the inside

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:50 PM

34. That does more good than all the pills...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:05 PM

35. How cool is this? These people are awesome!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:06 PM

36. You sure find some lovely stuff

Thanks - this is way cool

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:18 PM

37. How clever!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:38 PM

38. 3/25/2009: Fireman dresses as Spider-Man to rescue boy

...Firefighter Somchai Yoosabai was called in after...an autistic...11-year-old boy's teachers and mother failed to coax him off...a third-floor balcony..."He was nervous about the first day at school, and he was asking for his mother," Somchai said. "He cried and refused to let any of us get close to him."

Overhearing a conversation between the boy's mother and his teachers about his love for comics and superheroes, Somchai rushed back to the fire station to change into a Spider-Man costume...the teary-eyed boy broke into a smile and started walking into his arms...

link


rocktivity

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:39 PM

39. How they must have brightened up the day for those children!

This is brilliant!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:55 PM

40. That looks very familiar

The kids really loved it too. The kid I was taking care of started jumping up and down in bed when spiderman did the windows. Scared the bejeebus out of me, thought he was going to pull a line out.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:06 PM

42. that is so cool but there shud be a wonderwoman or Xena there...

 

or something for the girls.

do girls like superman stuff? I don't recall being interested in any of these comic book heroes at all but maybe lots do.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:43 AM

43. Thats how they wash windows in China

Minus the costumes. No scaffolding, no safety harness. Just ropes a seat and bucket of water. Doing that on 20+ story building? Sorry. I have an emergency doctor appoitment to make.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:20 AM

44. Union workers brightening a sick child's day

Seattle Children's Hospital added a large new building in 2011. During construction, members of the local Iron Workers union wrote the first names of sick children on the beams being used, along with a "Hi".

Patients, or their parents, would write their first names on a piece of paper and tape it in their room's window. The iron workers would then add that child's name to the next beam placed.

The children were very excited watching for their name to go up, seeing it every day, knowing that strangers out their cared about them, and that their names would be there, on the beams, as long as the building stood. I got choked up when I saw the story on the local news, and saw the scores of names, bringing moments of happiness, brightening the day of a sick child, and those who love them.


http://construction.seattlechildrens.org/2011/09/names-on-beams/

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:38 AM

45. I really liked that, TY

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:12 AM

46. Thanks, Grits. Nothin but smiles.

 

I'll bet the guys enjoyed it, too.

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