Coincidence?Married Couple In The Same Photo But As Children
Young newly weds Alex and Donna Voutsinas were looking through some of Donna's old photos from when she was a child and came across one of her at Disney World. Nothing too unusual about this, you may say.
Donna is at the front of the photo, see above, with one of the Disney characters and then Alex spotted something - his dad!
Yes, it's his dad in the background of the photo pushing a stroller (pushchair) and, of course, in the stroller is Alex.
A remarkable coincidence because the families didn't know each other back then and, to make it even more remarkable, at the time of the photo Alex lived in Canada and Donna in Florida.
It looks like their lives touched upon each other when they were young ready for the big romance in later years. Fate? Kismet? Who knows.
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.
I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”
If you think that this whole Chickfila boycott has anything to do with the First Amendment, you are ignorant. The reason people are boycotting is because of the millions of dollars that this company gives to anti-gay groups. I will not give any money to any company that donates to any hate group.
Dan Cathy is free to have and talk about any beliefs that he wants to.
“If you're offended by any word in any language, it’s probably because your parents were unfit to raise a child. They were too stupid, they should have been neutered, because all it is is a sound you can make with your mouth! It’s not a weakness that you have naturally. When you come out of that pink ugly hole onto this planet, you're nothing but a gooey, shrinking, wrinkled ball of weakness. That’s all you are: you're weak, you're nothing but weak, and your parents look at that, and they think, “Not weak enough! We can make this thing even weaker by training it to react poorly to different sounds that you can make with your mouth.” We'll list them out, this is the worst thing, if anyone ever says this sound: [unintelligible gibberish], that’s the worst thing they can call you, so make sure to recoil and cry, and be hurt and devastated, and eat ice cream on a couch for days, and then write a song about it. You wouldn't do that otherwise, you'd just be happy if your parents didn't fuck it up. You'd just be a happier person...." — Doug Stanhope
This song brings back terrible memories for me, but I still listen to it. When I was 10, my parents were arguing louder than usual at my grandma's house, so my dad decided to take my little brother, sister and me out for ice cream. After ice cream, we ended up going to a motel for the night. This was the summer of 1986. My parent's were never together again after that incident, they separated and divorced the next year. This song was on in the motel and in the car and I always tie it to that moment when my life changed forever. I have always been influenced strongly by the emotions of music. I can tie most major events in my life to the songs that were on the radio at that time. Listening to them can instantly transfer me back to that moment.
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