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    I have a story that I'm still trying to wrap my mind around. I live in the town where I teach, but I'm not a native, so don't know backgrounds and relationships of my students. 7 or 8 years ago I had a student who marched to the beat of her own drum. She was so cool she didn't fit in with the middle school cliques and spent a lot of time in my room when I had my prep. We talked a lot and I helped her know that she was fine just the way she was. Fast forward 3 years. She dropped out of school to have a baby and then was killed in a car accident along with her mom. Her 6-month old son was also in the car in a baby seat and survived. Her father was raising the child. At the time, I really hoped that there was some way I could connect with the boy and let him know how special his mom was. Yesterday we had a big snow storm and my neighbor across the way once again used his snow-blower to clear my long driveway. Later in the day I was visiting with my elderly neighbor to make sure she was ok and was telling her about how nice the other neighbor was, and she told me he is the father of that student raising the boy, who is now 4. Did you just get goosebumps? I sure did! I've met the boy a couple of times, but thought he was just visiting. How amazing that I was so drawn to this house. I have a video I did for grad school about my middle school with a lot of footage of that student on it. Is there a way to transfer video to DVD?
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    That is interesting Gut. Good karma, right? Yes you can transfer VHS to disc. My brother just had some footage of my mom telling her history on tape that he had burned to disc. Try a local camera shop that prints photos first.

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    Thanks Unk - I'll look in the yellow pages.
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    Gut, that is so very amazing. WOW! I knew that house you bought was going to be a special place and look, magic is already happening.
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    Yes goosebumps all over! That is incredible, what are the chances of that happening. IMO just another indication everything happens for a reason. How wonderful the father/grandfather is able to care for the child!

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    Awesome story Gut! I hope you get to turn that VHS to DVD and are able to share with the Dad/Grandfather and her son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;4146837;
    I have a story that I'm still trying to wrap my mind around. I live in the town where I teach, but I'm not a native, so don't know backgrounds and relationships of my students. 7 or 8 years ago I had a student who marched to the beat of her own drum. She was so cool she didn't fit in with the middle school cliques and spent a lot of time in my room when I had my prep. We talked a lot and I helped her know that she was fine just the way she was. Fast forward 3 years. She dropped out of school to have a baby and then was killed in a car accident along with her mom. Her 6-month old son was also in the car in a baby seat and survived. Her father was raising the child. At the time, I really hoped that there was some way I could connect with the boy and let him know how special his mom was. Yesterday we had a big snow storm and my neighbor across the way once again used his snow-blower to clear my long driveway. Later in the day I was visiting with my elderly neighbor to make sure she was ok and was telling her about how nice the other neighbor was, and she told me he is the father of that student raising the boy, who is now 4. Did you just get goosebumps? I sure did! I've met the boy a couple of times, but thought he was just visiting. How amazing that I was so drawn to this house. I have a video I did for grad school about my middle school with a lot of footage of that student on it. Is there a way to transfer video to DVD?
    Wow, that is quite a story, Gut! What are the chances? Your neighbor sounds like a lovely man but kindness begets kindness. How sweet of you to look in after your elderly neighbor. The world needs more folks like you.

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    Gut What a special story that you will be able to share with her Dad and son. Everything that happens has its reason, and time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;4146837;
    I have a story that I'm still trying to wrap my mind around. I live in the town where I teach, but I'm not a native, so don't know backgrounds and relationships of my students. 7 or 8 years ago I had a student who marched to the beat of her own drum. She was so cool she didn't fit in with the middle school cliques and spent a lot of time in my room when I had my prep. We talked a lot and I helped her know that she was fine just the way she was. Fast forward 3 years. She dropped out of school to have a baby and then was killed in a car accident along with her mom. Her 6-month old son was also in the car in a baby seat and survived. Her father was raising the child. At the time, I really hoped that there was some way I could connect with the boy and let him know how special his mom was. Yesterday we had a big snow storm and my neighbor across the way once again used his snow-blower to clear my long driveway. Later in the day I was visiting with my elderly neighbor to make sure she was ok and was telling her about how nice the other neighbor was, and she told me he is the father of that student raising the boy, who is now 4. Did you just get goosebumps? I sure did! I've met the boy a couple of times, but thought he was just visiting. How amazing that I was so drawn to this house. I have a video I did for grad school about my middle school with a lot of footage of that student on it. Is there a way to transfer video to DVD?
    Goosebumps ? Absolutely ! I'm one of those "everything happens for a reason" types and it seems a group of angels ( yours, the boy's, etc) was giving some guidance here.

    Don't mean to be hokey, but I have long said that when one's intentions are pure and towards helping others in some way, there seem to be angels on your shoulder. Same doesn't happen when you are seeking the winning lottery numbers.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Very cool story. Love how you were drawn to that house, and also how it was a series of acts of kindness that helped reveal the connection.

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