A HEARTWARMING STORY FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

one armed teenagerA 14 year old girl decided to learn karate despite the fact that she had lost her left arm in a devastating car accident. The girl was doing well, so she couldn’t understand why, after six months of training the karate teacher had taught her only a single move.

“Teacher” the girl finally said, “Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?”

“This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you’ll ever need to know,” her teacher replied.

Not quite understanding, but believing in her teacher, the girl kept training.

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AN OLD CATHOLIC JOKE FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

 

from-the-horses-mouthMiracle?

 

Father O’Malley was driving down to Boston when he got stopped for speeding in Medford. The highway patrol officer smelled alcohol on the priest’s breath and then saw an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

He said, “Father, have you been drinking?”

“Only water”, replied Father O’Malley.

The policeman asked, “Then how come I can smell wine?”

The priest looked at the bottle and said, “Good Lord! He’s done it again”.

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HEBDEN BRIDGE WOMAN TALKS ABOUT HER WORK IN FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

INTERVIEW WITH A WOMAN WHO LIVES OUTSIDE HEBDEN BRIDGE

chrisCan you tell me a bit about yourself? I’m not married, I have a long-term partner called Murray and we have got a son called Ruben who is thirteen and has just started in year 9 at school.

Where do you live? I live outside Hebden Bridge at Hardcastle Crags.

What do you do for a living? My first job is working for an organisation called CLOVER LEAF – it provides advocacy support for people who use social care services; so we work with disabled people, older people or sometimes with people who have mental health issues. We aim to give them a voice and a say in the decisions that affect their lives and the support they receive. We also go to meetings with them but we don’t go to court with them as we are not legal advocates.

So in effect you act as a voice for vulnerable people? Yes, but we do also encourage them to be independent.

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An interview with a Royal Mail Postman From The Horse’s Mouth

from-the-horses-mouthINTERVIEW WITH POSTMAN JONATHAN LEEMING

Can you talk a bit about yourself? I’m forty-four, and have been a postman for ten years. I’m engaged to Jess and we hope to get married next year. We have two five year old girls called Jennah and Leah.

What’s it like working for the royal mail? It’s a mixture of good and bad; it’s a fairly stable job as long as you don’t get sacked. The day splits into two halves: sorting out your round indoors and then going out to deliver it – so it’s a good thing that it’s varied. We work six days a week for three weeks and then have a week off which is quite good.

Has your job changed since privatisation? They’re getting stricter and they want more for their money whereas before there was more overtime – they now give almost no overtime whatsoever.

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