Mother’s Day

Mid Sunday in Lent is not “Mother’s Day” but “Mothering Sunday”. Many blame America for introducing the former and making it commercial. In America, of course, Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May, as proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. It is marked on that day because it was the result of a… [Continue Reading]

An Open Letter to My Brave In-laws Who Have Agreed to Watch the Kids for the Weekend

First off, let me just say that I will consider this weekend a success if: the children are alive when we return and you have not entered yourselves into a witness protection program at the end of the weekend. Some helpful hints for you about the kids. Wake up time is anywhere between 4:30 and… [Continue Reading]

Granddaughter Hero after Bingo Robbery

A teenage girl has become a local hero after saving her 62-year-old grandmother from a local criminal. Doris Driscoll was on her way home from the Castle Bingo club in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales when a man grabbed her bag. Danielle Driscoll who had been walking with her grandmother chased the villain and eventually caught… [Continue Reading]

Grandfather Died Trying to Save Granddaughter

The grandfather who died in a Connecticut Christmas fire that claimed the lives of five people tried desperately to rescue one of his granddaughters as the house was being engulfed by flames. The grandfather, Lomer Johnson, made it out a third floor window and onto the roof before being overcome by fumes. “The grandfather was… [Continue Reading]

Grandson swims dying grandfather to shore

There was no why, when eight-year-old Jamison Strilchuk swam his dying grandfather Jim Strilchuk to shore in the Caribbean a week ago — that was his best buddy in trouble. The heroic boy’s mother, Kathryn Strilchuk — Jim’s daughter — calls it love, and though Jim couldn’t be saved it wasn’t for lack of effort… [Continue Reading]

Uncle saves niece and nephew from Bronx blaze

A Bronx man saved his niece and nephew from a burning building, heroically rescuing the 1-year-old cousins by carrying them down the fire escape. Martin Gonzalez, 29, was heading home from a store around 1:30 p.m. that day when he saw a fire had broken out in the first floor of his five-story apartment building… [Continue Reading]

Aunt Goes Under The Knife To Save Her Niece’s Life

THEY have a family tie that no-one can break. Bev Brown risked her own life when she went under the knife to save her beloved niece. Iona Dixon desperately needed a new kidney after hers were destroyed by a rare condition, and her aunt Bev was the closest match. Last week, the pair went into… [Continue Reading]