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Thread: Yes, Virginia, there is a Snow Fairy/Fairies!!!!!!!

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    Super Member Edie's Avatar
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    Cool Yes, Virginia, there is a Snow Fairy/Fairies!!!!!!!

    Miss Bess, my avatar, quilt tester, walking buddy and old dog let out with a whoop and a holler around 2:30 this morning! I got up, listened for the wind on the house; no that wasn't it! Looked out the front door and I saw them. I saw four snow fairies. Not in glistening gowns and wings - au contraire - they were in a white pickup truck. Now, that proves it right away - a white truck - and they were shaped like young men, blue jeans, jackets, hats and shovels, not wands like you would normally see.

    I quietly opened the front door and peeked out and sure enough - from our home up to the corner it was all shoveled and I saw them, honest I did, I saw them shoveling the sidewalk on the corner house directly across the street. I watched them shovel down three houses leaving the sidewalk, steps going up to the homes and the carriage walk clean as a whistle. Then they flung their shovels over their shoulders, went back to their truck, laid the shovels in the bed of the truck, climbed in the truck and drove away.

    The Snow Fairies must have been in their late teens/early 20's, strong of build and very quiet. Now, I don't know if they were working off a few too many New Year toasts before they went home or if this was something that was deliberately planned. "How many sidewalks can we shovel in one night." Maybe they didn't even have a New Year toast, maybe this was probably the greatest way a young person can start off the New Year.

    Why don't we hear more about these young people! God Bless them and Happy New Year! Edie

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    There are still some great young people in this world. We just don't hear about them, only negative stories. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story.

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    How wonderful of these snow fairies. Great way to start the new year.

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    wow that is fantastic. i still believe in fairies.

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    what a beautiful story, Happy New Year..

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    Young men ROAK'ing. Nice! Happy New Year!

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    So nice to know that their still are some young people doing good deeds. They are far & few between, but glad that you got a chance to catch a glimpse of them. Thanks for sharing a wonderful story.

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    How nice of them to think of others and do the shoveling so others would be safe.

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    I wish we could hear more about the great young people in this country instead of giving press to the ones who do nothing good. What a wonderful story!
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    What a heart warming story to begin 2012 with! Thank you for sharing.

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    I am glad that Snow Fairies originated in Minnesota. Please send a truckload my way.

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    What a heart-warming story to start the new year with. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    What a beautiful story...brought tears to my eyes...god bless those young men !

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    How about that? What a wonderful thing for those boys to do. That should make national news...wouldn't that be a welcome relief? You should e-mail Diane Sawyer at ABCnews.com!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Yes, there are a few good young men out there. What a wonderful thing they did. Thanks for sharing the story.

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    Wonderful story. Happy New Year to you and your snow angels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
    How about that? What a wonderful thing for those boys to do. That should make national news...wouldn't that be a welcome relief? You should e-mail Diane Sawyer at ABCnews.com!
    Or Robin Mead @ CNN Headline News.

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    Thank you for sharing. Wonderful way to start the new year 2012. Angels and faries come in all shapes and sizes,I believe you, Happy New Years.
    Last edited by DeAnne-Mn.; 01-02-2012 at 01:34 PM. Reason: misspelled woed
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    Yes, I believe in fairies! So glad you saw them.
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    Praise God those angels helped out their neighbors, so many do not. Hope their help warmed their hearts as well as yours.
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    Refreshing!
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    Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone....NOT your housework!

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    My guess is that these 3 angels are from a local church that they attend......and yes,,,they are blessed as well as the homeowners that had their sidewalks cleaned !!!
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    parents to these young men should be very proud i know i am when my son does a good deed which is often he can be a little poop to me but out there in the big world of skeptics for todays youth as long as he respects i have done a good job

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    Thank you so much for sharing. It is so nice to hear about the good some of our younger folks are doing for others. As another poster posted, seems all we hear about is the bad. Personally I would rather hear about the good, and give credit to those that deserve it. Too bad you were not able to get their names, etc, so you could share this wonderful story with the newspapers.
    Amythyst

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    Wonderful young men!!!! And how lucky you were to get to see the snow fairies!!
    My BIL had a plumbing, heating, air conditioning business. Every year in the fall old ladies would start calling him to clean and light their furnaces. Most of them lived on a very limited budget. When they'd pull out their check books he'd say, "Oh, this is just a service I do, there's no charge." When his son started mowing lawns, he passed a list of his 'just a service ladies' to his son and said, "don't ever let these ladies pay, they can't afford it" now the grandson is mowing and shoveling snow. Many of the names have changed throughout the years but they still have a "just a service" list. Even though my BIL has retired he still cleans and lights the furnaces. Imagine my surprise when my great nephew showed up at our house a few years ago when dh was having some health issues and I found out that we were on the "just a service" list that year.
    I think that there are good people everywhere we just don't hear about them enough.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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