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Thread: Million dollar blanket.

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    Million dollar blanket.

    If you have old textiles maybe you should get them appraised. http://www.wimp.com/turnedaround/

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    What a delightful tale! Thanks for sharing.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    What an uplifting story. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Great story, thanks for sharing
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    It is so nice to see someone who truly needs the help to get it. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us.
    Nikki in MO

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    Ya think!!! yeah him...and he's so humble. Gotta love it.
    Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

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    Thank you so much for sharing! That was very uplifting and made my day

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    What a great story!
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    I hope you dance!

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    I am crying for that man, what an unbelievable thing. Even if I saw a blanket on Antiques Road show similar to one I had, I wouldn't have followed through. Guess good things can still happen to people.

    Kat

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    Thank-you for sharing this ! Very uplifting story!

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    Happy tears for him and his wife. Barb
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    I saw the blanket and thought about all my Pendleton Woolen Mill blankets I have that are so bright and colorful and thought that this one was pretty but not a "look at me" blanket. I wonder what made that first man take his blanket to The Road Show? If I had it, I wouldn't have taken it there. I wouldn't have known it was anything special. Stupid me. Glad there are people out there who have a feeling about things and check into them and find out if they are special. I am so happy for the second man who sold his blanket. What a story!!! Just like "GreatStarter", I probably wouldn't have followed through. I probably wouldn't even know where to go to get it appraised. And my Pendleton Woolen Blankets that are so beautiful to look at? Probably not even worth what I paid for them. They're machine made.
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    I loved this story! So glad to see someone who really deserves a break, to finally get one. Thank you for sharing this with us. I've bookmarked it so I can watch it again.

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    That was amazing! Thank God he followed through.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Sweet story, thanks for sharing.

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    I am so happy to see someone who seems to be so deserving have something wonderful happen in his life! Precious story. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you for sharing. A great story, brought tears to my eyes, but they were tears of joy for him. Again thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    It is so nice to see someone who truly needs the help to get it. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us.
    DITTO -- how wonderful for them.

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    Thank-you for sharing this incredible story.

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    What a great way to start my day. I loved this story.

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    Wow, what a beautiful story, makes you feel good to see someone so deserving get something

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    Wow!! Amazing story and nice for the man and his wife.

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    What a great story. So wonderful to see someone like that man profit from ancestor's purchase! The rug IS unusual and beautiful. I studied Navajo rugs earlier this year when I made my 2 Navajo quilts, and I didn't see a single Chief's rug like it. Similar, but not exactly like it.

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    It could not have happened to a more deserving person.
    J J (jbj137)

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    Wow best story I have heard in along time. Thanks for sharing.

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