Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, December 8, 2011
Perhaps an alternate title of this entry could be “Whoops… we screwed you… again, and again, and again.”
It’s not the first time it’s ever happened. In fact, it’s the third.
Last year, firefighters in Obion County Tennessee twice purposely REFUSED to attend to a housefire, and allowed the house to completely burn to the ground. It was nationally – even internationally -reported as a “no pay, no spray” issue.
The owners had not paid a $75 annual fee to the Volunteer Fire Department. Especially insulting was that the firefighters responded… not to attempt to extinguish the fire, but rather, to prevent fire from spreading to a neighboring house… whose owner had paid the fee.
Fast forward to December 2011.
Same song, third verse. Third verse same as the first.
Have people simply gone mad? Where’s their sense of humanity?!!
Be sure to read the stories from last year’s incident. I’m not certain why – or if – the Tennessee State Legislature dealt with that issue. If not, they should.
Fire Chief Doug McClanahan in neighboring Blount County had this to say about the issue: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Perhaps you’ve read the story. It, like many, circulates through email. (Who thinks up that junk?) And yes, it’s SPAM – pure and simple. And yes, you probably chuckled when you read it. But there’s a truth – as all those stories purport to espouse, albeit quietly. And yet, with this one, there’s a truth that’s even higher.
For those of you NOT aware of the story, although it appears in various forms, it’s summarized as Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, April 24, 2010
The following is a collection of thoughts meant to inspire my continued observations, and from which you, hopefully, may take some encouragement and thoughtful repose.
• Having recently attended a Memorial Mass for a former pastor of my parish, I was impressed with a the homilist’s description of the late priest’s latter years. He was in constant pain from injuries – then unknown – which he sustained in an automobile wreck earlier in his life. Though he NEVER ONCE complained, he would let others know he was in pain. Analogously, the homilist referenced the day’s scripture verse, Malachi 3:2b-3a “For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. 3“He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver.” He recollected how one woman in his own parish had sought to learn about the process of refining silver, and had shared the silversmith said the silver MUST be held IN THE FIRE CONSTANTLY to purify it. She asked, “How do you know when it’s pure?” His reply was, “When I look into it and see my reflection.”
• I have endured hardship in my life, and historically, …Continue…
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