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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 01:48 PM
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84. yes it was. made me cry a little n/t
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  -40 years' worth of thanks: In 1968, a white firefighter saved a black baby girl.... Fire_Medic_Dave  Feb-12-09 11:16 PM   #0 
  - This is what heroism truly is...  CaliforniaPeggy   Feb-12-09 11:22 PM   #1 
  - Thank you.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-12-09 11:26 PM   #4 
  - Yes, indeed. Nobody who plays a sport is a "hero." A hero is someone who risks his or her  Redstone   Feb-13-09 08:41 AM   #42 
  - I'll even go out on a limb here  wryter2000   Feb-13-09 10:07 AM   #56 
  - No, you're not insulting him by saying that. As he said himself, he was doing his job. But my God,  Redstone   Feb-13-09 10:19 AM   #58 
     - Oh, yes  wryter2000   Feb-13-09 10:28 AM   #63 
        - Crawling through a burning building  spotbird   Feb-13-09 03:15 PM   #90 
           - Right  wryter2000   Feb-13-09 04:36 PM   #96 
  - Just one more thing we have cheapened in this country.....  llmart   Feb-14-09 08:05 PM   #106 
  - Is that truly heroism CaliforniaPeggy?  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-13-09 08:45 AM   #43 
  - This is not the thread to start a flame war, go away. N/T  Rebellious Republican   Feb-13-09 08:49 AM   #45 
  - On reading the comments, skin color didn't come into play until you brought it up.  chalky   Feb-13-09 08:53 AM   #47 
  - Actually it did.  FatDave   Feb-13-09 09:38 AM   #52 
  - Despite the writer (and the editor), sometimes the story itself shines through.nt  glitch   Feb-13-09 09:54 AM   #53 
  - I remember that time  skygazer   Feb-13-09 10:47 AM   #71 
  - This happened in Nov 1968. I got back from Vietnam in March 1968.  county worker   Feb-13-09 10:54 AM   #73 
  - Your explanation is spot on. We have enough bad news - it's the rule -  Joe Chi Minh   Feb-13-09 02:45 PM   #87 
  - Obama should get even more credit for helping that white lady then  treestar   Feb-13-09 03:44 PM   #92 
     - Yes, it's gong to be interesting to see how it plays out. Will the day come when he has to  Joe Chi Minh   Feb-13-09 04:03 PM   #94 
  - That's the context that some here are missing. Boston was a tense, racially divided city then.  Gormy Cuss   Feb-13-09 04:48 PM   #97 
  - Like I an others have posted, you would have had to be aware in 1968 to understand.  county worker   Feb-13-09 10:48 AM   #72 
  - Maybe a lot of our posters.......  llmart   Feb-14-09 08:08 PM   #107 
  - I think it was only mentioned because of the picture and the racial climate at the time.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-13-09 10:58 AM   #74 
  - I could not have said it better myself.  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-13-09 02:53 PM   #89 
  - Yes, the comments didn't touch on race until I brought it up, that is correct  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-13-09 11:32 AM   #76 
  - Did you read the article?  mindfulNJ   Feb-13-09 09:17 AM   #50 
  - Not because of that  wryter2000   Feb-13-09 10:05 AM   #54 
  - Were you around in 1968?  Kajsa   Feb-13-09 10:37 AM   #65 
  - If you were around in 1968 as I was maybe you'd understand.  county worker   Feb-13-09 10:46 AM   #68 
  - That's not the point being made and you know it.  whopis01   Feb-13-09 12:46 PM   #81 
  - I didn't bring race into it, I just identified that there was a focus on race.  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-13-09 02:50 PM   #88 
  - You mean the title of the article "40 years' worth of thanks"?  whopis01   Feb-14-09 12:01 AM   #98 
     - if you keep leaving out enough information, eventually your argument will make sense.  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-14-09 04:05 AM   #100 
        - Well, you got your opportunity to grade and rate and berate me.  whopis01   Feb-14-09 11:11 AM   #104 
  - You are confusing the two points  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-14-09 04:26 AM   #101 
     - Check this great story out.  Rebellious Republican   Feb-14-09 07:21 AM   #102 
     - Do you really believe that  whopis01   Feb-14-09 10:55 AM   #103 
  - good point  Two Americas   Feb-13-09 04:01 PM   #93 
  - ahhh, lovely. just lovely.  roguevalley   Feb-13-09 02:39 PM   #86 
  - That was great  sandnsea   Feb-12-09 11:22 PM   #2 
  - You're welcome, thanks for reading.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-12-09 11:27 PM   #5 
  - Jesus  WannaJumpMyScooter   Feb-12-09 11:23 PM   #3 
  - Recommend. Wow! Thank you! nt  babylonsister   Feb-12-09 11:31 PM   #6 
  - Beautiful! n/t  Mind_your_head   Feb-12-09 11:37 PM   #7 
  - Thank you.  emilyg   Feb-12-09 11:48 PM   #8 
  - Thank you, firefighters of the world. Just thank you.  NYC_SKP   Feb-12-09 11:54 PM   #9 
  - This is truly a beautiful story with an enchanting ending. I love it!  undergroundrailroad   Feb-13-09 12:00 AM   #10 
  - "There's your new granpa."  MicaelS   Feb-13-09 12:21 AM   #11 
  - I love firefighters - there's no one braver than these guys.  Booster   Feb-13-09 12:24 AM   #12 
  - What a beautiful picture that was.  EFerrari   Feb-13-09 12:29 AM   #13 
  - I'll bet there's not a dry eye on this thread. n/t  ronnie624   Feb-14-09 12:34 AM   #99 
  - Wonderful story, thanks so much for posting.  Vektor   Feb-13-09 12:43 AM   #14 
  - What was the story in 1968?  Quantess   Feb-13-09 01:30 AM   #15 
  - There were riots in Washington D.C.,  Kajsa   Feb-13-09 10:46 AM   #69 
  - Can I say she looks fantastic for 40.  jennied   Feb-13-09 01:42 AM   #16 
  - I am a firefighter's Mom. Thanks for this story!  ClayZ   Feb-13-09 03:02 AM   #17 
  - You have a right to be proud.  qanda   Feb-13-09 05:50 AM   #22 
  - Firefighter's sister here thanks you, too.  blm   Feb-13-09 06:25 AM   #23 
  - made me well up reading that.  dipsydoodle   Feb-13-09 03:25 AM   #18 
  - Great story  rpannier   Feb-13-09 03:51 AM   #19 
  - I remember when that happened.  MADem   Feb-13-09 04:59 AM   #20 
  - I recall hearing those types of stories when I was a kid.  Sequoia   Feb-13-09 10:42 AM   #66 
     - Not to say it was right, but  marybourg   Feb-13-09 11:30 AM   #75 
     - I see.  Sequoia   Feb-13-09 11:51 AM   #77 
     - I had an extended-family relative who was injured in one of those melees.  MADem   Feb-13-09 01:12 PM   #82 
  - Thank you for sharing this  qanda   Feb-13-09 05:49 AM   #21 
  - great story...seeing the good in humanity amongst all the crap is refreshing...  islandmkl   Feb-13-09 07:00 AM   #24 
  - Nice post FMD!  Rebellious Republican   Feb-13-09 07:08 AM   #25 
  - As a Nurse I have to say....  AnneD   Feb-13-09 08:21 AM   #36 
     - I understand you completely, my sister is a retired RN, she worked  Rebellious Republican   Feb-13-09 08:38 AM   #41 
        - God Bless your sister.....  AnneD   Feb-13-09 10:45 AM   #67 
           - Yes, I watch MASH and I do remember that scene, yes it sums it up well.  Rebellious Republican   Feb-13-09 03:26 PM   #91 
              - I was working in New Mexico.....  AnneD   Feb-13-09 04:21 PM   #95 
  - thanks for this  Blue_Tires   Feb-13-09 07:28 AM   #26 
  - That's sweet  Alcibiades   Feb-13-09 07:40 AM   #27 
  - Unselfish, unbiased heroism  ayeshahaqqiqa   Feb-13-09 07:41 AM   #28 
  - Great Story  iamjoy   Feb-13-09 07:46 AM   #29 
  - Everyone is a hero in this story.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-13-09 08:28 AM   #37 
  - Beautiful. Thank you.  katandmoon   Feb-13-09 07:50 AM   #30 
  - What a beautiful story.  Barack_America   Feb-13-09 07:51 AM   #31 
  - pass the tissues, great story  TEmperorHasNoClothes   Feb-13-09 07:57 AM   #32 
  - The story captures it so  Delphinus   Feb-13-09 07:57 AM   #33 
  - **Sniff**  Le Taz Hot   Feb-13-09 08:04 AM   #34 
  - Nice. Very nice.  Maineman   Feb-13-09 08:18 AM   #35 
  - Beautiful story...  Frisbee   Feb-13-09 08:32 AM   #38 
  - What an excellent story!  depakid   Feb-13-09 08:35 AM   #39 
  - Sometimes a human interest story has social connections instead of being fluff.  YOY   Feb-13-09 08:35 AM   #40 
  - That was wonderful.  RubyDuby in GA   Feb-13-09 08:48 AM   #44 
  - What a wonderful post to read first thing in the morning!  ColesCountyDem   Feb-13-09 08:50 AM   #46 
  - Very Touching, K & R : )  Dinger   Feb-13-09 08:55 AM   #48 
  - K & R  L0oniX   Feb-13-09 09:13 AM   #49 
  - Moments like these are so precious. Bless them both.  Fire1   Feb-13-09 09:38 AM   #51 
  - Have to pass along another heartwarming firefighter story  FlaGatorJD   Feb-13-09 10:06 AM   #55 
  - Awesome  saigon68   Feb-13-09 10:14 AM   #57 
  - First response men and women in uniform  Omaha Steve   Feb-13-09 10:19 AM   #59 
  - What a great story.  Chorophyll   Feb-13-09 10:20 AM   #60 
  - This is a great story.. but..  Belial   Feb-13-09 10:23 AM   #61 
  - Having once run into a burning house myself (and I'm not even a fireman), and having  Redstone   Feb-13-09 10:26 AM   #62 
  - What a beautiful story  Kajsa   Feb-13-09 10:33 AM   #64 
  - There are actually two wonderful acts here  nolabear   Feb-13-09 10:46 AM   #70 
  - Yes. What you said. nt  Chorophyll   Feb-13-09 12:17 PM   #79 
  - Did. Me. In.  tilsammans   Feb-13-09 12:06 PM   #78 
  - Thank you so much  Abq_Sarah   Feb-13-09 12:39 PM   #80 
  - great story  noiretextatique   Feb-13-09 01:33 PM   #83 
  - yes it was. made me cry a little n/t  dana_b   Feb-13-09 01:48 PM   #84 
  - This is a lovely inspiring story.  Uncle Joe   Feb-13-09 02:12 PM   #85 
  - Thanks to everyone who responded and recommended.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-14-09 05:59 PM   #105 
 

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