These Are Photos Of Childrens Bedrooms. But They Represent Something Much, Much More.

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Let’s be thankful of our comfy beds, some children don’t have the privilege whilst others do…

These Are Photos Of Children’s Bedrooms. But They Represent Something Much, Much More.

It will take just 60 seconds to read this and change your thinking…

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Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room’s only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color
and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band -he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window.The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’

Epilogue:

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.

‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .’

Weavers Floor Mill Building

Sorry, nicked this from the South Wales Evening Post Facebook Page, but you know me – I do love history and old photographs from the Area that I was raised…

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Weavers flour mill buildings stand sentinel either side of Quay Parade, the main eastern traffic gateway to Swansea, 1958. They were linked by an overhead walkway that spanned the road.
From the book Days in the Life of Swansea by David Roberts.

See more great nostalgia pics here:http://bit.ly/1lppQdo

Jabba The Hutt Figures 1983 – 2014

I just have the original 1983 version, which my boy now “owns” and it’s not in the best of conditions (can I hear screams from the Star Wars fans across the Galaxy?).

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Looking out for another one that’s in a mint condition (and low price tag (yeah, right!!!)). Also would like to have a few (or maybe all) of the additional versions – who knows? Maybe I get lucky???

For now enjoy this little piece of each version :

http://www.jedi-business.com/articles/JabbaTheHuttGuide.aspx#Jabba-Vintage

Evelyn McHale: A Beautiful Death on 33rd Street

Nice little write up and very interesting to read.

Keith York City

The Empire State Building shortly after its completion in 1931.

When the Empire State Building officially opened in 1931, it was an engineering marvel: by far the tallest structure on the planet, and built in just 16 months during the depths of the Great Depression. Though the weak economy caused it to sit almost empty for many of its earlier years, the building’s lofty observation deck drew crowds in immense numbers. In fact, the building’s owners made roughly as much in observation deck ticket sales during its first operational year as it collected from office rentals in the tower itself.

Women on the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observation deck in the 1940s. Note the low guard rail.

The observation decks on the 86th and 103rd floors were an instant hit. Tourists and locals alike happily took rides in the building’s sleek high-speed elevators hundreds of feet above the street to…

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