a families memorial to their son

a families memorial to their son

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 2:11 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Wow.

I meant to comment on this yesterday. But, wow. I literally read this and exclaimed, "Wow!" My son even asked my what I was wowing about. So I showed him. He also had to "wow". That is a powerful message and memorial.

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 2:43 PM

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good story

Unfortunately it's factious....

"There’s currently a story circulating on Facebook about the bicycle in the tree on Vashon Island. It’s a made-up story of a boy who left his bike by the tree, went off to war in 1914 and never came back.

I intend to set the record straight. In actuality there is a bicycle that a tree grew around on Vashon Island. But the true story of how it got there is quite different.

In 1954 Helen Puz (who is now 99 years old) moved to Center with her five children. At that time she had been recently widowed.

“People were very sympathetic and generous,” writes Puz in a document on display at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum. “We were given a girl’s bike and my 8-year-old son, Don, seemed the natural one to ride it.”

Don was none too happy having a girls bike, said Puz, but it was better than none.

The neighborhood boys, including Don, liked to play behind a local restaurant called, “The Den.” (This restaurant is now called Sound Food.)

One day Don told his mother that he had lost his bike and he wasn’t sure where he’d left it. They both let it go because Don was a little embarrassed to be riding a girl’s bike anyway.

Forty years later Puz read in the Beachcomber, Vashon’s newspaper, that someone had discovered a bike up in a tree near Sound Food. The bike was five feet off the ground and the tree had grown around it. News of the tree bike even carried to Japan where they made a film about it.

The mystery of where Don Puz left his bike had finally been solved."

http://www.discoverwashingtonstate.com/the-tree-bike-fact-or-fiction/

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 2:55 PM

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ignorance is bliss

altough i like knowing the truth,i was happier before i knew the real story in this case.i guess ignorance is bliss.lol.the fake story was cool in a sad way.

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 2:58 PM

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ignorance is bliss

Happy liberals explained.

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 3:07 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Yep

You got that right. How's the hot tub? Give it a month or two and you can turn the heater off. ;)

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 3:11 PM

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hot tub

It's gonna pull through. Looks like a new blower motor will be needed. Sure chewing up my fun money :(

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 3:16 PM

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Damn

That sux. Is the blower motor for the jets?

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 3:29 PM

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jet motor is good

Blower just makes bubbles. Momma likes bubbles :)

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 4:00 PM

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Bubbles

Eat lots 'o beans before. lol

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 3:00 PM

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hahahahahaha good one vaquero

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