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  •  2 sisters in Oregon (7+ / 0-)

    These 2 little girls are lucky these fisherman traveled that road

    a Fishermens hunch

    The girls finally got help after two commercial fishermen spotted what appeared from a distance to be a basketball-sized gash in an alder tree along State Highway 401 between Astoria, Ore., and Naselle, Wash. Kraai McClure and Scott Beutler travel the two-lane road frequently, and had a gut feeling something was wrong.

    The men slowed down, discussed the situation and decided to turn around and go take a look. McClure said he called 911 to see if there had been any reports of a wreck during the night. There weren't.

    Beutler, who was a first responder when he lived in Mississippi, went into the brush and signaled McClure to alert authorities.

    "I don't know exactly what told us to turn around, but I'm just really thankful we did," McClure said Thursday.

    •  Thank goodness they listened to (6+ / 0-)

      their intuition and went back to check.  Poor little girls!

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:59:06 AM PST

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    •  I bought my daughter (4+ / 0-)
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      a DES Streamlight Stinger when she got her first job with a Sheriff's department.  It is a tactical flashlight used in law enforcement.  They had to furnish their own lights, and we started to just get a small MagLite she could wear on her belt, but at the last minute I changed my mind and got the Streamlight for her.  I never thought I would pay $142 for a small flashlight, but you will do anything for your kids to keep them safe.

      It has four settings. Low, medium and high beam, plus a strobe setting.   On high beam it is 22,000 candela, and on strobe it can probably be spotted from the space shuttle.  A flashing light attracts more attention.  

      I insist she never drive in the mountains without it, even when not on duty.

      The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

      by Otteray Scribe on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:55:37 AM PST

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      •  Now *that* is some flashlight. (3+ / 0-)
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        You're a good dad, OS.  Makin' me all teary-eyed thinking of all the big and little things my dad did for me.

        Hope you have great weather in store for the weekend.

        As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

        by JaxDem on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 06:24:12 AM PST

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