Elderly Woman Is Mugged; Pope Francis Steps In to Help

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Pope Francis has sent a gift of 200 Euros to an elderly Venetian woman who wrote him, upset because she had been mugged.  The woman, in her late 80s, told the Holy Father that her purse, which contained 54 Euros, had been stolen while she was on her way to visit her ailing husband in the hospital.The Catholic Herald reports that last week, an envelope was delivered to a local priest, Father  Gianni Antoniazzi, sealed by the Vatican Secretary of State.  In it, a note from the Pope’s new almo … [Read more...]

Because Life Should Be Fun, and Puppies Are Cute


For your entertainment:  A Dog Goldberg Machine.This is ingenious!  … [Read more...]

“Grow a Beard, Mr. Lincoln, for Your Face Is So Thin”

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“All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President”.One hundred fifty-three years ago, on October 15, 1860, an eleven-year-old girl from Westfield, New York wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln.  It was only a few weeks before the presidential election, and young Grace Bedell hoped that Lincoln would win.  She worried, though, that he was too thin, and that his gaunt appearance would cost him votes.  “I have … [Read more...]