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2023.05.28 05:45 Capital_Secret4962 A Signed Flyer and the bottle from the Salt for Salt album cover
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2023.05.28 05:36 JoshAsdvgi STORY OF THE MINK
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STORY OF THE MINK (BORN-TO-BE-IN-THE-SUN)
Tum-Tum had been digging for clams in the sand and catching baby crabs in the pools of water left by the outgoing tide.
He was tired and was making his way to one of the whale canoes along the beach to lie down and rest.
A long shadow from a high mountain in the west which would cool the afternoon air.
Lying down on a bear-skin blanket he soon was on his way to slumber land where his ancestors dwelt.
Tum-Tum then heard someone approaching singing a song to the rhythm of their paddle.
"Oh my paddle steer me to shore
As the times you have done before
I seek "Born-To-Be-In-The-Sun"
My boy, my boy, my only one."
He peeped from the bow of the canoe and spied a woman as she stepped on the beach and came toward where he was hiding.
As she approached Tum-Tum asked who she was, and where she came from.
"My name is Nice-to-look-at.
I am from Pleasant-places-in-the-ten-mountains.
I am the mother of Born-to-be-in-the-Sun.
"I know him, he is the mink.
Come, I will show you.
He is now waiting for the frog-woman to come down off my grand-father's Thunder Bird Totem Pole."
The pretty lady took his hand.
As they walked along she told her story.
"One morning, while I was making a sea-otter blanket, the sun came and shone on my back through a knot hole in my room.
Shortly after the mink was born, he grew up to be a man very quickly.
One day he came to me and said, "Mother, I want to marry the frog-woman."
"But you won't like her croaking."
"That is just what I like."
"Go on," I said, so they were married, and then they left in a canoe for the distant mountains far across the waters and did not come back."
Tum-Turn lead pretty lady to where the Totem Pole stood and there was the mink talking to the frog-woman.
His mother spoke gently to him.
"My boy Born-to-be-in-the-Sun".
He smiled and rolled his eyes.
"Mother, my wife and I have been resting under the protection of the Thunder Bird's spirit of goodwill.
He will be glad to meet you."
At those words, Thunder Bird flew off from the top of the Totem Pole.
Flashing his eyes like lightning and flapping his wings, making thunder.
He circled the village and came back where the visitors were standing.
He took off his feather clothing and mask and became a man.
Thunder Bird then commanded all those on the Totem to arouse themselves, come down to the ground, take off their masks and meet Mink's mother.
Some of the myth people took off their masks and became human.
Those who did not were Ho-hook.
Zoon-a-qua and Raven.
Nice-to-look-at related her story again of the sun, and she had come to seek him.
But how to get to his house in the sky no one knew .
Thunder Bird said he could fly up there.
Raven thought it best to wait for sundown then the house would not be so high in the Heavens.
Finally Tum-Tum said, "Let us make bird arrows and shoot them at his house.
If it can be hit, we can shoot another and another into their hocks, then we will have an arrow chain that will reach from earth to Skyland."
So they all got busy making arrows.
Mink made a strong yew wood bow.
When all was ready, Tum-Tum took the bow and began shooting upward making the chain like he said.
Only a blunt one was left over.
Zoon-a-qua, the Sleepy one woke up and said, "I will shoot this one to wake the sun," for a cloud had blotted out the house.
Up and up it went and was soon lost to sight.
They all stood around in wonder, waiting to see what would happen.
The sun has many tricks.
The arrow returned with such swiftness that Zoon-a-qua could not dodge and it hit him on the head leaving a big bump which amazed everyone and made them laugh.
Tum-Tum shook the arrow chain and it became a cedar rope, up which he and Pretty Lady started to climb followed by the mink with the Frog-Woman on his back.
After climbing for a long time they finally came to a big house.
From its front a great stream of light poured forth over all creation.
Standing near the doorway was a tall strong man with a broom in his hand bidding them welcome.
This was all so strange the Frog-Woman began croaking.
The Sun invited them to come inside.
He inquired of Nice-to-look-at, "I've seen you before."
The Mink spoke up and said, "This is your wife and I am your child."
To which he replied, "I remember now.
Could you loan me your feet?
I have to walk all the time, my feet get tired and if you don't keep sweeping your aunts and grandmothers (the clouds) will come and then it will get dark inside.
And all Skyland as well, if Thunder Bird knows that he will flash his lightning and roll his thunder to scare the people of the village to spill their buckets of raindrops.
You had better come in the house, the rascal may be up to some mischief right now."
The sun began sweeping again.
When the Mink and his friends went inside they saw many wondrous things.
Everything was bright and spotlessly clean.
In the four corners stood strong men holding up the beams that supported the roof.
Large cedar crests carved with the Sun's crest were piled on top of each other all around the sides of the house.
These excited the Mink's instinctive curiosity, so that he snooped around, opening and closing the boxes.
One was filled with sunrises, one had sun-beams in it, another was full of rainbows, and one had sunsets.
To open the four boxes at one time would be disastrous but the Mink did not know.
Others held the Sun's masks, rattles, dishes carved of wood and costumes for his dances. Boxes of food were stored everywhere.
In the center of the house there was a hole from which one could see the earth.
Below this was the well of life and death through which the souls from the dead departed from the earth.
Unborn souls went from here on the journey of life.
The Sun addressed the Mink again, "When are you going to lend me your feet?
My, it's getting foggy in here."
The Mink had no more than started to take them off when there was a screeching noise like a thousand owls.
The four strong men holding up the roof became frightened as the whole house trembled with a skyquake.
There was a great confusion, the Thunder Bird was outside, lightning flashed, thunder rolled—he was having fun.
The Sun's visitors slid from one end of the house to the other until they all disappeared through the Well of Life and Death.
They came floating down, down and down to the earth, landing noiselessly as a snowflake on a sandy beach, then started to make up their Totem-Pole again with the Thunder Bird on top.
Tum-Tum woke at the call of his mother. "You naughty boy, here is where you have been hiding.
Get your blanket and come in the house out of the rain."
2023.05.28 05:21 Ezra_is_a_dumb_boy Not a famous person from my area being named Orange (also bonus points for Beriah and Obadiah)
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2023.05.28 05:14 BirdBoy101 Backcountry permits
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2023.05.28 04:51 Junior_Button5882 11 Terrifying-But-True Horror Stories Reported in the News - From fatal exorcisms to unexplained deaths and devil worship—these are some real-life nightmares.
His companions found him stabbed in the chest—an apparently self-inflicted wound—called 9-1-1, and Laursen was brought to a nearby hospital before being helicoptered to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Laursen suffered the self-inflicted injury at about 12:45 a.m., which is around the same time the 1912 axe murders in the house began.
The doll recited phrases from the movie Frozen and sang “Let It Go” when a button on its necklace was pressed.The family decided to throw the creepy doll out in December of 2019. Weeks later, they found it inside a bench in their living room. “The kids insisted they didn’t put it there, and I believed them because they wouldn’t have dug through the garbage outside,” Madonia told KPRC2 Houston News.
“For two years it did that in English,” mother Emily Madonia said. “In 2015, it started doing it alternating between Spanish and English. There wasn’t a button that changed these, it was just random."
The family has owned the doll for more than six years and never changed its batteries. The mother says the doll would randomly begin to speak and sing even with its switch turned off.
“The family then set about attempting to ‘cure’ Kennedy through restraint and prayer over the next three days, the court was told.”His brother, Colin Ife, told police:
“It’s clear that thing was in him, what we believed was a demon because it was not natural. It was clearly trying to kill him,” he said.Kennedy Ife had been bound to his bed for three days without medical attention when his brother called emergency services, explaining that Kennedy Ife was complaining of dehydration. He appeared to have developed breathing issues, and was pronounced dead at 10:17 a.m.
“We had to restrain him for himself. It was clear if we didn’t restrain him, he could have tried to harm people in our family.”
While police were at the house Colin Ife allegedly carried out an “attempted resurrection” by chanting and praying for Mr. Ife.All seven of Kennedy Ife’s family members were accused of manslaughter, false imprisonment, and causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult. A post-mortem examination revealed over 60 wounds including a possible bite on Kennedy Ife’s body, and his father, Kenneth Ife, along with four of his brothers, sustained injuries as well.
Kenneth Ife told jurors he ordered his sons to take shifts and use "overwhelming force" but denied that an "association with cults, occults and secret societies" played any part in the death.After a four day jury deliberation, all seven family members were cleared of charges on March 14, 2019.
The dead animals were wrapped in newspapers from the 1930s and 40s and were among half-used spices, and other items.The expert attributed the rotting animals in their walls to Pow-wow or Dutch magic, a ritual originating in the culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch to treat ailments and gain physical and spiritual protection. The Pennsylvania Dutch were a group of German-speaking settlers to Pennsylvania in the 1600 and 1700’s, and are often of Lutheran, Mennonite, or Amish faiths.
After removing the items they sent hundreds of artifacts and carcasses to an expert in Kutztown.
Many of the spells deal with the care of livestock, finding water, or the treatment of minor ailments, reflecting the conditions and concerns of early American settlers.One notable ritual in their tradition is this hex to create loyalty in a dog:
But powwow also has within it a tradition of darker spells, and even of such things as conjuring demons.
To attach a dog to a person, provided nothing else was used before to effect it: Try to draw some of your blood, and let the dog eat it along with his food, and he will stay with you.The mold found on the rotting carcasses in the Bretzuis home has caused illness among the family members, and they say that the odor hasn’t gone away.
Danielle Harkins told the kids they needed to rid their bodies of demons as the group gathered before dusk Saturday around a small fire near the St. Petersburg Pier. They should cut their skin to let the evil spirits out, police said she told the children. Then, they needed to burn the wounds to ensure that those spirits would not return.The police were notified because a friend of one of the students who participated in the ritual raised alarms. However none of the students themselves told their parents about the event or would comment following the arrest of Harkins for aggravated battery and child abuse.
When Harkins held a lighter to one teen's hand, wind blew the flame out, police said. That prompted her to douse his hand in perfume before setting it on fire. The boy suffered second-degree burns, police said.
Another teen was cut on the neck with a broken bottle, police said. Harkins used a flame to heat a small key, which she then used to cauterize the wound.
Investigators said they've spoken to Harkins, but she didn't spell out what type of religion would require such drastic measures.
"She hasn't informed us exactly what she was trying to accomplish with this," Puetz [of the St. Petersburg Police Department] said.
"The shower was awful," said Sabina Baugh, who spent eight days there during the investigation. "When you turned the tap on, the water was coming black first for two seconds and then it was going back to normal."The tap water "tasted horrible," Baugh said. "It had a very funny, sweety, disgusting taste. It's a very strange taste. I can barely describe it."But for a week, they never complained. "We never thought anything of it," she said. "We thought it was just the way it was here."On the morning of February 19, a hotel employee climbed to the roof and used a ladder to investigate the hotel's water storage tanks. That's where authorities found the decomposing, naked body of Lam, whose personal items were found nearby. After an autopsy, her death was labeled accidental. NBC Los Angeles reported at the time about the strange circumstances in the hotel's past:
The tank has a metal latch that can be opened, but authorities said access to the roof is secured with an alarm and lock.The single-room-occupancy hotel has an unusual history. "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez, who was found guilty of 14 slayings in the 1980s, lived on the 14th floor for several months in 1985. And international serial killer Jack Unterweger is suspected of murdering three prostitutes during the time he lived there in 1991. He killed himself in jail in 1994.In 1962, a female occupant jumped out of one the hotel's windows, killing herself and a pedestrian on whom she landed.In February 2021, a Netflix doc called Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel explored Elisa's tragic case and the history of the "cursed" Cecil Hotel.
According to Washington's original DCS report—an account corroborated by Walker, the nurse—the 9-year-old had a "weird grin" and walked backward up a wall to the ceiling. He then flipped over Campbell, landing on his feet. He never let go of his grandmother's hand.Another segment of the piece reads:
The 12-year-old would later tell mental health professionals that she sometimes felt as if she were being choked and held down so she couldn't speak or move. She said she heard a voice say she'd never see her family again and wouldn't live another 20 minutes.This content is imported from youTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.Watch on📷Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Friends and family told police that the parents were worried about the "evil in the world" and wanted to escape a "pending apocalypse." But most assumed they just wanted to move somewhere "off the grid." Investigators also found letters written by Kristi Strack to one of the state's most infamous convicted killers, Dan Lafferty, who was convicted in the 1984 fatal stabbing of his sister-in-law and her 1-year-old daughter. According to trial testimony, he killed the victims at the order of his brother, Ron Lafferty, who claimed to have had a revelation from God. The story became a book called "Under the Banner of Heaven."Police said Kristi Strack became friends with Dan Lafferty, and she and her husband even visited him in prison.
The families say the calls come in at all hours of the night, threatening to kill their children, their pets and grandparents. Voice mails arrive, playing recordings of their private conversations, including one with a local police detective.The caller knows, the families said, what they're wearing and what they're doing. And after months of investigating, police seem powerless to stop them.This went on with the Kuykenall family for months, who reported a caller with a scratchy voice threatening to slit their throats.
When the Fircrest, Wash., police tried to find the culprit, the calls were traced back to the Kuykendalls' own phones -- even when they were turned off.It got worse. The Kuykendalls and two other Fircrest families told ABC News that they believe the callers are using their cell phones to spy on them. They say the hackers know their every move: where they are, what they're doing and what they're wearing. The callers have recorded private conversations, the families and police said, including a meeting with a local detective.
Since moving in, the owners said they have received numerous letters from the mysterious person. "The Watcher" claimed the home "has been the subject of my family for decades," and "I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming," Castro reported.The new owners have several children, and other letters asked, "Have they found out what's in the walls yet?" and "I am pleased to know your names now, and the name of the young blood you have brought to me."The family was forced to flee from their home and later filed a lawsuit against the previous owners.
2023.05.28 04:45 IBeDumbAndSlow I'm a regarded. What does this mean?
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2023.05.28 04:44 autismgobrr Thoughts on this book?
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2023.05.28 04:34 FUCKINHATEGOATS My dad has a United States atlas that shows all Walmart locations
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2023.05.28 04:27 Greyman-Actual CMV: The United States would be better off today if our ancestors shipped the slaves back to their homelands after the end of Civil War
2023.05.28 04:13 JobDue4090 Things to do with family within 1 hour of Great Barrington?
2023.05.28 03:06 Reemox Location has a Tribal Holding? Looking for help. All locations that have open holdings have this same message.
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2023.05.28 03:00 SocialDemocracies Hundreds of Thousands Have Lost Medicaid Coverage Since Pandemic Protections Expired (New York Times)
Hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans have lost Medicaid coverage in recent weeks as part of a sprawling unwinding of a pandemic-era policy that prohibited states from removing people from the program....
Early data shows that many people lost coverage for procedural reasons, such as when Medicaid recipients did not return paperwork to verify their eligibility or could not be located. The large number of terminations on procedural grounds suggests that many people may be losing their coverage even though they are still qualified for it. Many of those who have been dropped have been children.
In Arkansas, more than 1.1 million people — over a third of the state’s residents — were on Medicaid at the end of March. In April, the first month that states could begin removing people from the program, about 73,000 people lost coverage, including about 27,000 children 17 and under....
Among those who were dropped was Melissa Buford, a diabetic with high blood pressure who makes about $35,000 a year at a health clinic in eastern Arkansas helping families find affordable health insurance. Her two adult sons also lost their coverage.
Like more than 5,000 others in the state, Ms. Buford, 51, was no longer eligible for Medicaid because her income had gone up. A notice she received informing her that she did not qualify made her so upset that she threw it in a trash can.
But a majority of those who lost coverage in Arkansas were dropped for procedural reasons.
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas, a Republican, has framed the unwinding as a necessary process that will save money and allow Medicaid to function within its intended scope....
“We’re simply removing ineligible participants from the program to reserve resources for those who need them and follow the law,” Ms. Sanders wrote in an opinion essay in The Wall Street Journal this month. She added that “some Democrats and activist reporters oppose Arkansas’s actions because they want to keep people dependent on the government.”
What has played out in Arkansas so far offers evidence of the widespread disruption that the unwinding process is likely to cause in households across the country in the coming months, forcing Americans to find new insurance or figure out how to regain Medicaid coverage that they lost for procedural reasons. The federal government has projected that about 15 million people will lose coverage, including nearly seven million people who are expected to be dropped despite still being eligible....
Among the biggest looming questions is how the process will affect children. In Florida, for instance, a boy in remission from leukemia and in need of a biopsy recently lost his coverage.
Researchers at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families estimated before the unwinding that more than half of children in the United States were covered by Medicaid or CHIP. Many children who lose coverage will be dropped for procedural reasons even though they are still eligible, said Joan Alker, the center’s executive director.
“Those kids have nowhere else to turn for coverage,” she said. “Medicaid is the single largest insurer for children. This is hugely consequential for them.”
In Arkansas, many of the children who lost Medicaid were “the poorest of the poor,” said Loretta Alexander, the health policy director for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. She added that losing coverage would be especially harmful for young children who need regular developmental checkups early in life.
Other states have also removed a large number of Medicaid recipients for procedural reasons. In Indiana, nearly 90 percent of the roughly 53,000 people who lost Medicaid in the first month of the state’s unwinding were booted on those grounds. In Florida, where nearly 250,000 people lost Medicaid coverage, procedural reasons were to blame for a vast majority....
Debra Miller, 54, of Bullhead City, Ariz., lost Medicaid coverage in April after her roughly $25,000 annual salary as a Burger King cook left her ineligible. Ms. Miller, a single mother with diabetes and hypothyroidism, worked with an insurance counselor at North Country HealthCare, a network of federally funded health clinics, to enroll in a marketplace plan with a roughly $70 monthly premium.'Enormous Policy Failure': States Throw Hundreds of Thousands—Including Many Children—Off Medicaid (Common Dreams)
“It’s a struggle because it’s a new bill that I haven’t had before,” she said. Her new plan, she added, does not include vision insurance, leaving her worried about paying for eye appointments she needs as a diabetic.
Ms. Buford said that for some people in Arkansas, marketplace coverage would be too expensive.
“You have a car, mortgage, kids, food,” she said. “You really don’t have that much left to pay that much for health insurance.”
Ms. Buford said that her job helping others find health insurance in underserved areas was a calling inspired by watching her grandmother struggle to afford her medications and rely on food pantries. Ms. Buford went to a community college near her hometown so she could take care of her sick father, who passed away in his 40s. “I love my job because I’m able to help people,” she said.
Now that she has lost her Medicaid coverage, Ms. Buford said she hoped to find an affordable marketplace plan in the near future. The family plan offered by the clinic where she works is too costly, she said.
“I’m grateful for what I have because someone else doesn’t have what I have,” Ms. Buford said. “I just wish I could have kept my Medicaid.”
With a green light from the federal government, states across the U.S. have thrown hundreds of thousands of low-income people off Medicaid in recent weeks—and many have lost coverage because they failed to navigate bureaucratic mazes, not because they were no longer eligible.
More than a dozen states, including Florida and other Republican-led states that have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, have begun removing people from Medicaid as part of the "unwinding" of a pandemic-era federal policy that temporarily barred governments from kicking people off the program.
In a bipartisan deal late last year, Congress agreed to cut off the pandemic protections, giving states 12 months to redetermine who is eligible for the healthcare program that covers tens of millions of Americans.
The process differs in each state, but Medicaid enrollees are typically required to complete paperwork verifying their income, address, disability status, and other factors used to determine eligibility for the program.
While some states have undertaken public outreach campaigns to ensure Medicaid recipients understand what they need to do to continue receiving benefits, most enrollees across the country "were not aware that states are now permitted to resume disenrolling people from the Medicaid program," according to new survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
As a result, The New York Times reported Friday, "many people lost coverage for procedural reasons, such as when Medicaid recipients did not return paperwork to verify their eligibility or could not be located."
"The large number of terminations on procedural grounds suggests that many people may be losing their coverage even though they are still qualified for it," the newspaper added. "Many of those who have been dropped have been children."
Early data released by the state of Florida, for example, shows that more than 205,000 people in the state lost coverage for procedural reasons after April eligibility checks.
"We knew this was coming. But we still treat these burdens like they're unavoidable natural disasters," said Pamela Herd, a professor of public policy at Georgetown University. "We need to be much more explicit about these failures because we're making a choice to allow this."
Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, said she is "very worried about Florida."
"We've heard the call center's overwhelmed, the notices are very confusing in Florida—they're very hard to understand," said Alker.
In a recent letter to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a 2024 presidential candidate, more than 50 advocacy groups demanded a Medicaid redetermination pause, pointing to "reports of Floridians being disenrolled from Medicaid without having received notice" from the state's Department of Children and Families (DCF).
"One of these individuals is a 7-year-old boy in remission from Leukemia who is now unable to access follow-up—and potentially lifesaving—treatments," the groups wrote. "Families with children have been erroneously terminated, and parents are having trouble reaching the DCF call center for help with this process. Additionally, unclear notices and lack of information on how to appeal contribute to more confusion."
"We are deeply concerned about those with serious, acute, and chronic conditions who will continue to lose access to their lifesaving treatments during this time, along with people who risk substantial medical debt, or even bankruptcy, as a result of coverage loss," the groups added.
What if instead we just gave everyone health insurance coverage??!! https://t.co/hSOQKYU7JY — Ady Barkan (@Ady Barkan) 1685130002
The Times highlighted the situation in Arkansas, which is led by Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders—a supporter of Medicaid work requirements and other attacks on the program. (Work requirements were briefly tried in Arkansas in 2018 and 2019, with disastrous consequences.)
"In Arkansas, more than 1.1 million people—over a third of the state's residents—were on Medicaid at the end of March ," the Times noted Friday. "In April, the first month that states could begin removing people from the program, about 73,000 people lost coverage, including about 27,000 children 17 and under."
An Arkansas law requires the state to complete its Medicaid eligibility reviews in six months instead of 12.
In a Wall Street Journalop-ed earlier this month, Sanders wrote that her state is booting people from Medicaid at "the fastest pace in the nation" and claimed those being removed are "ineligible participants"—ignoring evidence that many being stripped of coverage were technically still eligible.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has estimated that upwards of 15 million people nationwide could lose Medicaid coverage during the redetermination process.
"This is such an enormous policy failure—profoundly cruel and will contribute to furthering inequities," Dr. Cecília Tomori, a public health scholar at Johns Hopkins University, wrote Friday.
While some who lose Medicaid will be able to access insurance through an employer or the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, KFF found that more than four in ten people with Medicaid as their only source of healthcare "say they wouldn't know where to look for other coverage or would be uninsured" if they were removed from the program.
"This is about to happen to a lot of people," warned Larry Levitt, KFF's executive vice president for health policy.
The Times pointed to the case of 54-year-old Arizona resident Debra Miller, who "lost Medicaid coverage in April after her roughly $25,000 annual salary as a Burger King cook left her ineligible."
"Ms. Miller, a single mother with diabetes and hypothyroidism, worked with an insurance counselor at North Country HealthCare, a network of federally funded health clinics, to enroll in a marketplace plan with a roughly $70 monthly premium," the Times reported.
Miller told the newspaper that the new plan is a "struggle" both because of the new monthly payment and because it doesn't include the vision coverage she needs and now may not be able to afford.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated earlier this week that states' Medicaid eligibility checks will likely leave 6.2 million people without any insurance at all.
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2023.05.28 01:23 worduniv Luna's Enchanting Journey: A Tale of Grace, Playfulness, and Love Part 1
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Disclaimer: The following story is a work of fiction and is purely a product of imagination. Any resemblance to actual cats, events, or individuals, living or otherwise, is purely coincidental. The characters, incidents, and settings portrayed in this story are entirely fictional. The purpose of this tale is to create an imaginative and entertaining narrative. Enjoy & Join our fluffylunaworld to continue with the tale:
In the picturesque town of Willowbrook, nestled amidst rolling hills and adorned with quaint cottages and cobblestone streets, a tale of wonder and enchantment unfolds. It is a story that centers around a remarkable feline named Luna, whose mysterious arrival brings a touch of magic to the lives of the townspeople.
Luna, with her coat as dark as the midnight sky and eyes that shimmered like emerald jewels, appeared on the doorstep of the local bakery one fateful evening. From that moment on, the town of Willowbrook would never be the same. Luna's presence ignited a spark of curiosity and awe, captivating the hearts of all who crossed her path.
As Luna gracefully traverses the streets, her every movement exudes an air of mystery and grace. The townspeople, known for their warmth and hospitality, find themselves irresistibly drawn to this enigmatic feline. From the baker who offers her a freshly baked croissant to the children who eagerly seek her gentle touch, Luna weaves her way into their lives, leaving an indelible mark.
Rumors and whispers spread throughout the town, each tale more fantastical than the last. Some believe Luna hails from distant lands, guided by celestial forces to bring blessings upon the town. Others wonder if she possesses magical powers, capable of bestowing good fortune upon those fortunate enough to encounter her. But amidst the speculation, one thing remains clear—Luna's presence has touched the souls of the townspeople, filling their hearts with a sense of wonder and joy.
As the story unfolds, join us on a journey through the streets of Willowbrook, where enchantment and friendship intertwine. Discover the captivating allure of Luna and witness the transformative power she possesses. Through her presence, we delve into a world where dreams and reality intertwine, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and where the bond between humans and animals becomes a testament to the magic that exists in the world.
So, step into the world of Willowbrook and allow Luna's tale to transport you to a place where the beauty of a simple feline brings about profound and lasting changes. Prepare to be enchanted by her presence, for Luna's story is one that will forever leave an imprint on your heart and inspire you to see the world through a lens of wonder and possibility.
Chapter 1: Luna's Mysterious ArrivalIn the sleepy town of Willowbrook, where the sun cast a golden glow upon cobblestone streets and the scent of freshly baked bread lingered in the air, a quiet evening was about to be forever transformed by an extraordinary visitor.
Nestled amidst the charming cottages that lined the main street, stood a small bakery known as "Sweet Delights." The bakery was renowned for its delectable pastries, warm smiles, and the comforting aroma that wafted through its doors. It was here, on a particularly enchanting evening, that the townspeople's lives would intersect with fate.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting an ethereal pink hue upon the sky, the bakery's owner, Mrs. Jenkins, was preparing to close up shop. She meticulously arranged the remaining pastries on the display shelves, ensuring they would be fresh for the next day's customers. It was then that a soft rustling sound caught her attention.
Curiosity piqued, Mrs. Jenkins followed the sound to the bakery's entrance. To her surprise, there, nestled in the doorway, sat a small bundle of fur. Startled yet captivated, she leaned closer to get a better look. It was a cat, unlike any she had ever seen before.
The cat had sleek, ebony fur that glistened under the glow of the streetlights, and its vibrant, emerald-green eyes shimmered with an otherworldly radiance. Mrs. Jenkins, unable to resist the allure of this mysterious creature, reached out a hand, her fingers trembling with anticipation.
To her astonishment, the cat approached with cautious steps, its movements graceful and fluid. It nuzzled against her hand, its purrs vibrating through her fingertips. Overwhelmed by a wave of tenderness and an inexplicable connection, Mrs. Jenkins knew that this was no ordinary cat.
With a mixture of awe and curiosity, Mrs. Jenkins invited the cat inside the bakery, offering it a warm saucer of milk. The cat, whom she named Luna, lapped up the milk eagerly, her eyes never leaving Mrs. Jenkins' gaze. It was as if Luna had chosen this moment, this place, to embark on a journey that would touch the lives of everyone in Willowbrook.
Word of Luna's arrival spread throughout the town like wildfire. The townspeople, with their kind hearts and open minds, were immediately drawn to this enigmatic feline. They flocked to the bakery, not only to indulge in Mrs. Jenkins' mouthwatering treats but also to catch a glimpse of Luna's mysterious presence.
Children gathered outside the bakery window, their eyes wide with wonder as Luna gracefully moved from shelf to shelf, her tail swaying with a rhythm only she understood. Adults, too, were captivated by her charm, feeling an inexplicable sense of calm wash over them whenever Luna brushed against their legs or settled in their laps.
As Luna gracefully traversed the streets of Willowbrook, she seemed to understand the needs of the townspeople intuitively. She would comfort the elderly with her soothing presence, lending an ear as they shared stories of bygone days. She would playfully chase after children, bringing smiles and laughter to their faces. Luna's ability to connect with individuals on a deep, emotional level was nothing short of remarkable.
Whispers and speculations about Luna's origin filled the town's gatherings. Some believed she had descended from the heavens, a celestial being sent to bring blessings upon the town. Others wove tales of her magical abilities, attributing miracles to her presence. But amidst the fantastical stories, there was a collective understanding among the townspeople that Luna was no ordinary cat. She possessed an aura, an energy that reached into their souls and awakened something profound within them.
As days turned into weeks, the bond between Luna and the townspeople of Willowbrook grew stronger. She became a symbol of unity and compassion, bridging the gaps between individuals and reminding them of the magic that existed in their lives. The town, once marked by a sense of routine, was now alive with anticipation, as if each day held the promise of a new adventure, courtesy of Luna's whimsical spirit.
In the quiet corners of Willowbrook, whispers of gratitude could be heard. Gratitude for the joy Luna had brought, for the sense of wonder she had rekindled, and for the reminder that sometimes, the most extraordinary things could be found in the simplest of encounters.
As Luna continued her enchanting journey through Willowbrook, her influence would extend far beyond the town's borders. For Luna had a destiny, a purpose that would reveal itself with each passing day. And the town, forever changed by her presence, eagerly awaited the next chapter in Luna's extraordinary tale.
2023.05.28 00:08 RedditRocks2021 Free Cedar Point, Michigan Adventure, Kings Island Ticket with Blood Drive Donation - IN, MI, OH - 2023 Season
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The American Red Cross and Cedar Fair theme parks are joining together to encourage blood donations this summer, All those who come to donate at select blood drives will receive one free ticket, valid for entry to participating U.S. Cedar Fair parks as listed below, while supplies last. Ends August 01, 2023, Parking not included.
The summer months are a crucial time for blood and platelet donations as donations tend to decline due to summer vacations and travel among regular donors,, The Red Cross is grateful to blood and platelet donors for coming together to support patients during this challenging time..
Register thru website listed below, Find the blood drive you want to attend, click link and enter the sponsor code: "cedarpoint" in MI or OH, Special code below for Indiana, For that blood drive and register online for an appointment. Blood Donor or person attempting to Donate Blood will receive One (1) Free Cedar Fair ticket available at any one of these Amusement Parks & Blood Drives (below) only. Free Ticket Voucher may be mailed, Due to limited tickets available at each location below. Advance Registration Required. Check back bi-weekly as we add more blood drives. You can donate blood once every 52 days. Did you know when you donate blood, you can save 3 lives. Be the difference, Donate blood and save 3 lives today! Thanks so much for your blood donation..
■ Free Admission Voucher good at any of these Cedar Fair Parks:
Cedar Point – 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, Ohio
Cedar Point Shores – 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, Ohio
Carowinds – 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina
California’ s Great America – 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California
Dorney Park – 4000 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, Pennsylvania
Kings Dominion – 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Virginia
Kings Island – 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, Ohio
Knott’s Berry Farm – 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California
Knott’s Soak City – 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California
Michigan’s Adventure -4750 Whitehall Rd., Muskegon, Michigan
Schlitterbahn Galveston – 2109 Gene Lucas Blvd, Galveston, Texas
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels – 400 N. Liberty Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas
Valleyfair – 1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, Minnesota
Worlds of Fun – 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri
*** UPDATED MAY 27, 2023 ***
STATE OF INDIANA - 2023 Season
05/26 - 12:30 PM - 06:00 PM - Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Road, Huntington - Sponsor Code: hnaz
05/27 - 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM - YMCA, 5736 Lee Rd., Indianapolis - Sponsor Code: bhymca
05/30 - 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM - DaySpring Church, 2305 N Indiana, Auburn - Sponsor Code: daysprich
06/14 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM - Community Learning Center 401 East Diamond St. Kendallville
06/14 - 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM - United Methodist Church 13527 Leo Rd. Leo
06/16 - 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM - Skyline YMCA 838 South Harrison St, Fort Wayne
06/26 - 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM - First Baptist Church of Ossian 1001 Dehner Dr, Ossian
06/27 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM - Zion Lutheran Church 101 East North St. Columbia City
06/28 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM - YMCA 5680 YMCA Park Dr West, Fort Wayne
06/29 - 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM - College Park Church 1936 College Ave, Huntington
06/30 - 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM - YMCA 10313 Aboite Center Rd, Fort Wayne
STATE OF MICHIGAN - 2023 Season - Sponsor Code: CEDARPOINT
05/31 - 11:30 AM - 04:15 PM....United Methodist Church 203 Concord Rd, Jonesville
06/02 - 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM....Serra Whelan Chevrolet 40445 Van Dyke. Sterling Heights, 48313
06/02 - 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM....Pleasant Ridge Center 4 Ridge Rd. Pleasant Ridge, 48069
06/09 - 11:00 AM - 04:45 PM....Columbia Central High School 11775 Hewitt Rd, Brooklyn
06/26 - 11:00 AM - 03:45 PM....Napoleon Township 6755 Brooklyn Rd, Napoleon
06/27 - 10:00 AM - 03:45 PM.....West Rome Baptist Church 11984 Rome Rd, Manitou Beach
06/29 - 11:00 AM - 04:45 PM.....Goodwill Headquarters 1357 Division Street Adrian
07/06 - 01:00 PM - 05:45 PM.....First Baptist Church 131 E Main street North Adams
07/06 - 12:00 PM - 05:45 PM.....Free Methodist Church 2829 Park Drive, Jackson
07/11 - 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM....Redeemer Fellowship Church 5305 Evergreen Drive Monroe
07/27 - 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM....Dundee Veterans Memorial 418 Dunham Dundee.
STATE OF OHIO - 2023 Season - Sponsor Code: CEDARPOINT
05/26 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM.....Rocky River Civic Center 21016 Hilliard Blvd. Rocky River
05/30 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM.....Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 847 W. Maple St. Clyde
05/30 - 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM.....Cleveland Heights High 13263 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights
05/31 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM.....Christ Community Chapel 750 West Streetsboro St. Hudson
06/01 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM....Youngstown Saxon Club 710 S Meridian Rd, Youngstown
06/06 - 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM.....Massillon Recreation Center 505 Erie Street North Massillon
06/07 - 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM......Avon Isle Park 37080 Detroit Road, Avon
06/07 - 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM......All American Drive at The Venues, 540 S. St Clair Street, Toledo
06/07 - 07:30 AM - 01:30 PM......Bryan High School 1000 W Fountain Grove Dr, Bryan
06/08 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM......All American Drive at The Venues, 540 S. St Clair Street, Toledo
06/08 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM......Ashtabula Towne Square, 3315 N Ridge Rd E, Ashtabula
06/10 - 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM......Grace Church 7393 Pearl Rd Middleburg Heights
06/12 - 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM......Wickliffe Community Center 900 Worden Road Wickliffe
06/13 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM......Stonebridge Church 2111 Stonehedge Dr. Findlay
06/14 - 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM......St Paul's Lutheran Church 2860 East Market St. Warren
06/15 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM......Sandusky Mall Rt. 250 Milan Rd. Sandusky
06/15 - 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM.......Wooster Community Hospital 1761 Beall Ave. Wooster
06/16 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM......Zenobia Shrine 8048 Broadstone Blvd. Perrysburg
06/20 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM......Moose Lodge, 1146 N SR 53, Tiffin
06/21 - 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM......Sawmill Creek Resort 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron
06/22 - 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM......North Ridgeville Library, 35700 Bainbridge Rd, North Ridgeville
06/23 - 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM......Mentor Civic Arena 8600 Munson Rd. Mentor
06/23 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM......American Legion 500 Glenwood Napoleon
06/23 - 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM......Hilltop High School 1401 West Jackson Street West, Unity
06/29 - 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM......Medina Performing Center, 851 Weymouth Rd, Medina
06/30 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM.....Montpelier High School 1015 E. Brown Rd. Montpelier
07/03 - 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM.....Fairview/Gemini Center 21225 Lorain Road Fairview Park
07/05 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM.....Packard Music Hall 1703 Mahoning Ave. Warren
07/05 - 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM......Wooster Community Hospital 1761 Beall Ave. Wooster
07/07 - 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM.......Hilton Garden Inn 6165 Levis Commons Blvd. Perrysburg
07/11 - 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM.......Hilton Garden Inn 700 Beta Drive Mayfield Village
07/13 - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM......United Methodist Church, 130 W. Johnson St., Upper Sandusky
07/13 - 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM......United Methodist Church 170 Seminary St. Berea
07/13 - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM......Teamsters Local 20 435 S. Hawley St Toledo
07/18 - 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM......Crocker Park 239 Market Street Westlake
07/26 - 09:30 AM - 07:00 PM......Cleveland Marriott East 26300 Harvard Rd. Warrensville Heights
07/27 -12:00 PM - 06:00 PM.......Elks 231 Buckeye Blvd. Port Clinton
07/31 - 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM......Community Center 6363 Selig Dr, Independence
08/01 -12:00 PM - 06:00 PM .......Cuyahoga County Library 5071 Wallings Rd, North Royalton
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