Show of HandsShow of Hands

rons December 17th, 2016 7:41pm

Three of my neighbors children came and helped with snow removal today. Knowing we are in out 70's they chipped in. What a great gesture. They made my day, would that make yours?

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ladyniner81 people suck
12/20/16 2:07 pm

I has to shovel my own driveway. I don't know how to operate a snowblower

rons Thanks America
12/20/16 2:53 pm

We both use the blower. But my COPD is a problem for shoveling. I get out of breath fast.

susanr Colorado
12/17/16 10:15 pm

How cool of them! Yes, now that I'm 70, I would love that, too - although I don't need it now, since that's someone else's job at my apartment complex. I actually miss shoveling snow a little, so sometimes I go out and do a bit of it, like the several stairs down to the parking lot, or if it snows late in the day. But I'm so glad I don't have to do *all* of it at my age.

We used to shovel for an elderly neighbor back in Michigan, when I was in my 30s & 40s.

rons Thanks America
12/18/16 6:18 am

I have some COPD so I go easy. My wife runs the snow blower. The kids asked her If they could help and started on the cars, walkway, front and rear patio. I gave them some money (they resisted at first) for the help. I explained the theory of financial compensation and how they can donate to charity. It renews my trust in the young. Made my day!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/17/16 9:52 pm

It sure would. Little acts of kindness almost make me cry right now. The carolers from our high school came last night. And someone gave me a bouquet of flowers I'm almost crying again.

chickencookie disgusted
12/17/16 9:00 pm

It's really hard to find kids around here that do it.

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/17/16 6:10 pm

Yes, except it was me, because my neighbor's been having back troubles and his snowblower broke. We shoveled his driveway today.

rons Thanks America
12/17/16 6:14 pm

Always knew you were good. Nice job. I've been teaching computer skills at the library for 15 years now.

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/17/16 6:23 pm

That's great, I love volunteer work. There's a different satisfaction for the people doing it and receiving the benefit when a good action is done out of volunteer work, rather than someone being paid for the work. It changes the relationship between the actor and the receiver.

theNobamist straight lives matter
12/17/16 4:38 pm

Good kids! Good parents!

wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
12/17/16 3:01 pm

Yes i would, and i have on a few occasions.

Diogenes Not Biden It
12/17/16 2:45 pm

That's why I mow my neighbor's lawn regularly!

chickencookie disgusted
12/17/16 8:59 pm

Aw you're a good man Charlie Brown.

Diogenes Not Biden It
12/17/16 9:08 pm

Did I mention I mow and edge it naked? I act a lunatic whilst doing so. Wear one Texas A&M sock and one Te as Longhorn sock. I get som crazy looks. Some people even wan to take pictures with me.

Diogenes Not Biden It
12/17/16 9:22 pm

Yeehaw, ma'am! How would you like me to stand? 😉

rons Thanks America
12/18/16 6:49 am

Be careful you don't clip more the the grass.

HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
12/17/16 12:57 pm

Good kids! I slipped on ice twice and quit.

rons Thanks America
12/17/16 1:26 pm

Did it all my life. I like it.

presrvd Phoenix
12/17/16 8:38 pm

I've shoveled dirt before, and I'm not a fan. Throw in cold, wet, and slippery, and that just adds to the suck factor, in my opinion....

rons Thanks America
12/18/16 6:31 am

Nah, it over in an hour. It's a beautiful thing. We have those days where you can't look out and see anything but white. Plus you can't make a Dirtman with a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.

presrvd Phoenix
12/18/16 8:22 am

We have caliche (Adobe-like clay) under that dirt. You can build a house with it, so I'm fairly sure I could build an almost bulletproof clayman. =P

rons Thanks America
12/18/16 8:27 am

I made lots of snowmen. How many dirtmen have you build. Frosty is taken, what do you call a dirtman?