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My mouth gets me in trouble,but sometimes....

Thursday, January 05, 2012

We all are in this world together!For the life of me,I cant stand someone to stand back,observe others and decide they should be where the sun rises and sits!That they are far better than anyone else!
I was at the hospital for what seemed like the millionth time.
They insist on weighing everyone that checks in.
Two very overweight teens were sitting beside me eating donuts.
They were drinking huge sodas also.
A twig of a woman waltzed up right there in front of everyone,
"You fat girls would eat anything,would'nt you?I wish I could eat
a bag of donuts!
They turned red with shame and embarassment.
I could'nt take it
"Wait a minute little girl!She turned looked at me and pointed to herself..ME?
Yes mam..YOU!
Do I know you?
No,but you are about to!Do you know these girls here?
Uh no ,she answered with a little eye rolling.
Yet you walked up here and spoke very rudely!
She sat down in a seat.
It disgusts me seeing fat people just gorging on food!
They look like pigs.
What are you?80 lbs?
Does anyone ever say you look like a stick figure?
All the time!
Does it bother you?
No,yes,I dont know!
What gives you the right to go hurt another person?
Because they are fat they have no feelings?
Did you see the size of the nurses?
Are you going to be rude to them?
Before I knew it,
about 8 people were discussing weight.
I held the girls hand,looked kindly into her eyes and said,
I got up to leave.
She got up and hugged me.
So did the teens.
Life is too short to carry burdens around.
Take those demons of anger,hate,judgement,fear,resentment and decide if you want them in your life......


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MNOT2THICK 1/7/2012 1:19PM

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MARVEEME 1/5/2012 7:50PM

Go git em' tiger!

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BECKYANNE1 1/5/2012 6:57PM

    That was really nice of you to stick up for those girls. Unfortunately sometimes it takes someone to speak up and make others realize what they've said or done.

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SUECHRIS50 1/5/2012 2:18PM

    Trust me ya'll my heart was pounding with anger at first!Until... I stepped back,took a breath and realized she was a scared little girl...spouting anger at someone else to make herself feel better.We all have the ability to look at someone calmly.

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TERRYT55 1/5/2012 12:48PM


I can only hope that if I am ever in the same situation I will be as brave as you are. Excellent!

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CIRANDELLA 1/5/2012 11:56AM

    Good for you, Susan!!

I love that you compassionately stood up against this rudeness. It's one more victory in the right direction, and, I feel, they all add up...

To comment on what others eat is the height of ignorance. We've got enough judgmental harshness out there, and it is NEVER healing... Thank you! - Another Susan

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/5/2012 11:50AM

    You're a very kindhearted and decent person !!

One thing I've noticed is how rude and insensitive people have become as a generality. whatever happened to having manners ? everyone seems soooo "entitled" these days, just like that woman. She felt entitled to tell those two teens how fat they were and yet, she didn't like it when you reminded her how bad she must feel when people call her skinny or anorexic.

as you correctly noted,"people don't seem to think about the ramifications of their words until after the damage is done". I blame a twitter mentality. people can type faster than they can think. that's what that girl did. She effectively tweeted her thoughts and you called her on them.

good for you !

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BOHEMIANCAT 1/5/2012 11:44AM

    Way to go, Susan! Bravely done. Some people are so rude I cannot believe! I have met some of them.

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LIBBYG7 1/5/2012 11:34AM


So many times we walk away from a situation we could change if we had the nerve to 'butt in' to speak up.

You didn't walk away. Awsome. You changed lives that day.


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I found a new friend

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I was in the hospital recently visiting my friend Carmen's husband Marty.His very friendly roommate was a loner.He had no friends or family visiting.I was about to go buy Marty some things he needed when I stopped to ask Bert if he'd like some coffee or candy...Of course he looked at me shocked and said SURE!You'd do that for me?He made me a list and handed me a $50.I laughed and headed to Wal Mart.When I returned with 2 Subway sandwiches Bert started crying when I handed him one and a coffee!!Marty said its okay Bert Susan does this all the time...its just who she is.I laughed and said beware I bite!After eating his sandwich Bert reached inside his bag and saw all the extras(hospitals can be boring)puzzle books,pens,deoderant,Axe gift set,candy,cookies,crackers and man soap and playing said WOW is it Christmas already?They both were busy digging in their bags when I had to go.Thanks they both yelled as I left.....My phone rang a couple of hours later,it was Marty.Susan,he said you have brightened Berts day so much!He is so happy!Oh,it was my pleasure!Bert is about 21 years old,Marty and me are his only friends.Oh and by the way I asked the nurse if it was okay if I made some more get well goodie bags for some of the other people and they said I could.My Dh thinks im nuts and I dont care..He knew it when he married(he's secretly proud of me though emoticonSUSAN

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CIRANDELLA 1/5/2012 11:59AM

    Count me in as another of your fans! You are the very heart of beauty and compassion, m'dear...thank you!

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SHASSYSUE2 1/4/2012 11:07PM

    You are such a Blessing!!!!

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MAMAG476 1/4/2012 8:29AM

    Nice. I always learn something when I read your blogs. And it always makes me wish that I was closer to you. You are a great human. A true example of how God wants us to treat each other. Good job. Love out Loud. You are amazing. Peace. emoticon

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NANASAMM 1/4/2012 1:45AM

    What a wonderful gesture of kindness. I'm sure Bert will always remember how much you made his day and someday pass the kindess on to someone he meets. Those kinds of thing seem to spread. Oh...and you can visit me anytime...I LOVE goodie bags. lol

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DUSTYGIRL25 1/4/2012 1:26AM

    Your not nuts. You are so very sweet and generous. I'm not just talking $$$. I mean with your time and your caring. That's what the holidays are all about, helping others in need. I don't think it would hurt at all even we practiced it during the rest of the year also.
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MARTHASPARKS 1/3/2012 6:33PM

    That' s just who you are and why we adore you!

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FRAN0426 1/3/2012 6:27PM

    What a wonderful person you are, brightening up someone you just met and makint them feel special. Time spent in the hospital is never a happy time for any of us, but you sure know how add a spark at a dismal time for people. May you have many great times for all the good you do for others, bless you .

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 1/3/2012 5:37PM

    Susan [FULL OF GRACE--the meaning of your name!] this blesses me SO, SO MUCH!!!! Thank you for reminding me to look for the lonely and befriend them! BREAKS my heart that he so alone! THank you for being the bright spot in his day! {{{huge hugs}}}

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LIBBYG7 1/3/2012 5:18PM

    That was a wonderful thing you did! It'll come back to you many times over (although I know you don't expect anything.....)
Kindness is usually repaid in strange and mysterious ways. emoticon

You're a peach!!!!

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NSTARSMITH 1/3/2012 3:27PM

    Ah, if you're nuts then the entire planet could benefit from being nuts!!! I love you! What a gem you are!

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DIANNEMT 1/3/2012 3:25PM

    How nice of you!! Beautiful on the OUTSIDE AND on the INSIDE!!

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DEBJAE 1/3/2012 2:09PM

    Wow, your kindness is awesome! I can't imagine being stuck in a hospital...that in itself is awful but to be all alone...I'm sure you made Bert's year and he will never forget you!

God Bless You!

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what spark people means to me!

Friday, December 30, 2011

I can be in a crappy mood,get on spark and before you know it,Im laughing my arse off.People are so compassionate,kind,sweet,friendly,understa
nding,funny,uplifting,helpful,humorous and straight players.I feel like,I have found a place for ME.We are birds of a feather and understand each others dilemma's...I have been here since February 7th,2011 and though we dont "KNOW" each other...we feel each others pain and triumph's Thank you all for your comments...None are taken lightly!I adore all of you and look forward to all ya'll in 2012!! emoticonSUSAN emoticon

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LIBBYG7 1/1/2012 2:47PM

    I feel exactly the same way about SP!! It's been a life-changing experience, for the better. emoticon joy is contagious, isn't it??

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/1/2012 11:54AM

    Aww.. that's so sweet. I hope you have an amazing and fabulous New Year!!


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MARVEEME 12/31/2011 10:56PM

    Happy New Year, Happy New You!
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MARTHASPARKS 12/31/2011 4:10PM

    And, you, Sue are one of our treasures, with your huge heart and honesty.
Happy New Year. Sparking in 2012!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/31/2011 3:43PM

    And a very Happy New Year to you too !!!

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NSTARSMITH 12/31/2011 10:34AM

    emoticon Yeah, I'm with you. Spark is a great community. That is clearly one of the most amazingly different things about it - unlike any other "method" I have attempted. Yay, Sparkers! Happy New Year, everyone!

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SHASSYSUE2 12/31/2011 1:47AM

    Our Spark Anniversaries are almost on the same day!! Mine is on Feb 11th, and I also joined in 2011!! This year has flown by, but I agree, I have been so blessed to have you and all the other Sparkers!! I could not do it with out you!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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MNOT2THICK 12/30/2011 10:46PM

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/30/2011 10:21PM

    Same here, Sue. Hugs to you too!!!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 12/30/2011 10:11PM

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Happy New Year!

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I love after Christmas sales!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I always save some money and use it for clearance items.I recieved about $300 in gift cards and am using them to get some great deals.50-90% off clearance prices.Goodwill gets alot of my business too.I found a leather blazer for me for$10,boots for $2 and xmas earrings for .25 a pair!A new dog dish and bed for $5 for my Moey.Kmart had a clearance rack of little kid underwear and socks for $1 a pack(they were opened packages)My granddaughters got some and so did my grandson,The rest are going to the schools nurses offices for "accidents"heck those nurses love to see me coming.I've been doing it for 20 years.My oldsters at the nursing homes are getting new socks,scarves and candy and Hanes hoodies that zip(they lovem)I have a homebound neighbor that loves Snuggies and shes getting 2 for the price of one!!Make sure ya'll check out the bargains out there! emoticonSUSAN

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NANASAMM 1/4/2012 1:54AM

    I LOVE shopping the thrift stores. I think I like them better than regular retail stores.

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DIANNEMT 1/3/2012 3:28PM

    You are a sweetie--thank you!! Made me smile--and maybe I'll go look for the same reasons you did!

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MNOT2THICK 12/29/2011 9:46PM

    go on shopping Diva! emoticon

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TRESSWANN 12/29/2011 6:21PM

    Retail Therapay is the BEST!

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 12/29/2011 4:50PM

    Smart shopping and the gift of giving back--Double Whammy, Batman!!! WTG!!

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NSTARSMITH 12/29/2011 3:50PM

    Sounds like you not only get to GIVE from your sales shopping, you get a real charge out of it, too. Way to go!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/29/2011 3:31PM

    Great to see someone enjoying shopping. There a was a picture of the boxing day sales in our local paper and people were riding on an escalator with faces suggesting they were riding to hell!

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Seriously,am I out of line?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I went to Wal Mart today to replenish my fresh fruits and veggies.As soon as I arrived,got a cart and headed towards the clearance racks(I buy my grandkids extra clothes to help)I spied a young boy of maybe 2 years crying and clutching a blanket wandering through the womens clothing.Keeping my distance,I leaned down to his level.Hi,my name is Susan,are you okay?Sniffling he answered yeah.Wheres Mommy?I ant know he replied.Well,lets get someone to find her,okay?He just threw himself into my arms crying out his heart.The manager tried taking him and he clung onto me like a baby monkey...LOL.. After 30 minutes of paging all parents,she arrived quite angry!She snatched little CHARLIE up very roughly and shook him.Thats when I noticed bruises all down his arms and legs and back!..SNIFF..Charlie reached out for me!She turned on me and called me all kinds of mean names...Try minding your own GD business B*TCH!Charlies face was red and he began screaming.The police arrived with CPS and took the baby and arrested mama because she was drunk and driving to top it off.Several bystanders remarked that I should have minded my beeswax and left the baby alone but,Im not that person that stands back and wishes I had done something.The mama of Charlie was eating in McDonalds while he ran around and got lost...what if a pedophile had found him instead of me?The manager gave me a $50 gift card for being a good samaritan...I accepted and bought some toys for the childrens ward at the hospital and held some babies(my friend is a labor and delivery nurse)It feels good to know i helped out a little bit...... emoticonSUSAN

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LIBBYG7 1/5/2012 11:41AM

    You are definitely a 'get involved' person. I LOVE it!!

We need thousands like!!

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NANASAMM 1/4/2012 2:02AM

    You are definitely NOT out of line. From the sound of it you most likely saved Charlies life. I agree with were sent there to protect that little boy.

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DIANNEMT 1/3/2012 3:27PM

    Thank you for doing what you did--and I am so glad that he is in a safe place now--let's hope the aunt can keep him till the mom deserves to have him back. My little brother is a Charlie and can't see people beating on their kids.

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MNOT2THICK 12/30/2011 10:57PM

    You protected the innocent. God sent you there for that reason. Feeling bad for the mommy but she need help too.

Then to top it off you received a blessing for being a blessing and paid it forward. emoticon

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LUCKYME2G 12/30/2011 12:02PM

    Doing the right thing isn't always easy. I'm so glad you were the one who found that sweet boy instead of someone else.

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MPENNE 12/30/2011 9:25AM

    Of course you did the right thing. I'll keep little Charlie in my prayers. He needs all the help he can get. God bless you sweet lady.

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YOGATIME 12/29/2011 10:50PM

    God sent you to that store for a purpose today....thankfully you accepted the position of an angel. That is what he saw and that is why he clung to you. Believe it or not you were both Blessed today!

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LJCANNON 12/29/2011 8:43PM

    Putting Charlie--And YOU!!--on my Prayer List!! I am glad that the Wal-Mart manager did the right thing. It is so hard to believe that ANYONE would criticize what you did.

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SOMMER75 12/29/2011 2:52PM

    Thats a blessing. You probably saved that boys life (from his mom or someone else). It takes a strong person to speak out when something's wrong. God bless you

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ABETTERSOUL 12/29/2011 2:18PM

    Of course you did the right thing!!! Nice job! I would have done the same.

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 12/29/2011 2:01PM

    This is HEARTBREAKING, Susan!!!!! You ABSOLUTELY did the right thing!!!! Poor little boy! I feel like weeping!!!!!

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SUECHRIS50 12/29/2011 1:56PM

    Charlie is currently in a loving home with his aunt,she contacted me and thanked me for doing what I did!Of course,I felt horrible about them taking Charlie away from his mommy!No Mother should ever endure that pain.Charlie comes first!!

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HDHAWK 12/28/2011 11:04PM

    Of course you did the right thing. How many people would have let it go and then wondered about that poor child. Good for you!

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KITTYKITTEMMING 12/28/2011 10:44PM

    You definitely did the right thing. As a teacher and mandatory reporter, I would have done the same thing. I hope the mother realizes how lucky she is to have you there looking out for Charlie instead of some wack-a-do pedophile psychopath. Good for you for doing the right thing and topping it off by making the day of other children!

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SHASSYSUE2 12/28/2011 10:43PM

    Good Job my friend!!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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SAMZA83 12/28/2011 8:24PM

    You did the RIGHT thing and I would have done the same too. Obviously the "Mother" is a horrible example of what a Mother should be but what really freaks me out is that otherwise (I am assuing rational) bystanders thought you should have left the child alone. Leave a crying little one alone? Are they crazy?! I hope all turns out well for the little boy.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/28/2011 3:47PM

    It's just amazing how these things happen to you all the time! You are an example to us all.

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DEBLYNN323 12/28/2011 3:32PM

    Thank you for stepping up and doing the right thing!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/28/2011 3:15PM

    You were NOT out of line ! You did the right thing !! Obviously the store thought you did the right thing too ! Good for the store. I would have done the same thing.

Hopefully, that child will be put into a safe environment and his mother will get some help. She was drunk. You can't take anything she said seriously. You really did the right thing.

Also, whenever someone tells me I should mind my own business, I tell them this quote from Edmund Burke,"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

How many acts of evil were committed because someone decided to mind their own business ?

I'm proud of you !!!


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SUECHRIS50 12/28/2011 3:00PM

    To add insult to injury,the woman had nerve to say,she thought I couldve molested her son!Of course the cameras proved me innocent...

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FRANCESCANAZ 12/28/2011 2:33PM

    What a HORROR story. God bless you. You know you did what was right! Amen, Francesca

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MARTHASPARKS 12/28/2011 11:39AM

    No question about it: you were NOT out of line. Some people should not have children and that lady is one of them. The bruises indicate it's not her first time neglecting or abusing the kid. Why wasn't he eating, too? Bless your loving & generous heart.

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SARAHJ19 12/28/2011 10:34AM

    You did the right thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should be so proud of yourself. There needs to be more people like you in the world! Just think that little boy is going to be much better off thanks to you!

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IILAAD65 12/28/2011 10:27AM

    HOW in the WORLD could anyone in that store tell you to mind your own business when a 2 yr old has bruises and is lost in the store!!!!!????


And great for that store gifting you the card and you paying it forward!!!

You are absolutely in the right! Feel Good you did the right thing.

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GOLFGMA 12/28/2011 8:39AM

    Kudos for you for doing the right thing. I cringe to think what if you had not! Charlie is just one of many who don't deserve the treatment they get from terrible parents. emoticon

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    NOT out of line at all. Our society needs more people just like you. Your story is so frightening, though. This boy little boy has a very rough road ahead of him. Makes me sad that there are so many wonderful people out there that can't have kids and would be great parents and then there are those that shouldn't have the privilege/ability to reproduce.

You did the right thing; good for you and for that poor little boy. I'll keep him in my prayers. Pat

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READY2DOIT58 12/28/2011 7:09AM

    Thank you! "Little Charlie" may have a chance at a normal childhood because you didn't mind your "beeswax". It's sad other people would not help the little boy, sometimes being the hero isn't fun. Pat


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EMPTYNESTER60 12/28/2011 7:06AM

    You soooo did the right thing! It's a good thing that the mother acted out when there were all the other people around so CPS could see her true colors. I hope Charlie can find a good home with someone who loves him. He obviously isn't getting that from his mother.

Good for you!

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KCAMILLES 12/27/2011 10:20PM

  You did the right thing. I hope Charlie can find a relative to care for him.

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KATRINAKAT23 12/27/2011 10:13PM

  Thank goodness for people like you. We need more people like you in this world. Too many people are too scared to get involved. You did the right thing.

I hope that little boy is ok.

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GRACE_UNDERFIRE 12/27/2011 10:02PM

    You absolutely did the right thing! Sometimes you need to be brave and do the right thing and get involved.

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FENWAYGIRL18 12/27/2011 10:00PM

You weren't out of line at all the mother was and thank god Charlie ran into you!!! I'd of done the same thing if I was in that position, your right what if a pedophile had taken him as he was just wandering around. (especially in walmart)! I've had weirdo's looking at my son in there when he was younger...
You have a great heart for not only helping that child , but for buying toys for the children's ward at the hospital...
There's a place for you in heaven for sure! God Bless! emoticon need more people like you in the world!

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DEE9164 12/27/2011 9:56PM

  Susan, I would of done the same thing. Shame, on those people who said mind your own beeswax. You did the right thing. At least you can sleep at night.

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MISSHOLLYWOOD17 12/27/2011 9:55PM

    You did the right thing, Susan. You weren't to know how it would have ended. Tragic for those critics who scolded you if it turned out worse. Baby Charlie needed you. Good for you! Don't worry about the others. Pat yourself on the back right now!

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GOOZLEBEAR 12/27/2011 9:54PM

    Wow, Susan, that is an incredible story. I think you definitely did the right thing in trying to help that little boy. I'm so glad Child Services got involved. Maybe they will do something about little Charlie having all those bruises on him and having a drunk for a mother. I'm glad you didn't mind your own business!!!!

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