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White Fox

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I got this email from a member here while I was helping to set up this site. I was rather busy at the time and forgot about it until I was cleaning out the computer just now and found it.


If we all keep this in mind while in the Den we will never go far wrong if we follow it when talking to new members and old.


I hope you enjoy it...


1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.


During my second month of college, our professor

gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student

and had breezed through the questions until I read

the last one:


"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the

cleaning woman several times. She was tall,

dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?


I handed in my paper, leaving the last question

blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if

the last question would count toward our quiz grade.


"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers,

you will meet many people. All are significant. They

deserve your attention and care, even if all you do

is smile and say "hello."


I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her

name was Dorothy.


2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain


One night, at 11:30 P.M., an older African American

woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway

trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had

broken down and she desperately needed a ride.

Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.

A young white man stopped to help her, generally

unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man

took her to safety, helped her get assistance and

put her into a taxicab.


She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his

address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a

knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a

giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A

special note was attached..


It read:

"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway

the other night. The rain drenched not only my

clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.

Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying

husband's bedside just before he passed away... God

bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving




Mrs. Nat King Cole.


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Thanks for that White Fox.- Thought provoking and so true. Every now and then it's good to be brought to a standstill for a moment in our mad dash through life by thoughts such as these.


"Cleaning Lady" - Apply this and it often opens wonderfull and suprising doors.


"Pick up in the rain" - Treat The World as you would like The World to treat you. It's no fun standing in the rain (for anyone)


I'm not religious, but it doesn't stop this weekend from raising values that are good to dwell on quietly for a moment.


So Happy Easter everybody.

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