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Pay It Forward; Vet Flag; Your Purse; Hunger Games

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, someone doing something nice for a dad on Father’s day snowballed.

Our second story is an incredible story of a wooden footlocker filled with priceless memories is found, by another Vet. Listen to that segment in the right column under, Previously on TOS Picture below.

Our third story was about a lost and found purse – 25 years later! Picture below.

And our fourth story is about applied first aid, and she learned it from the book, Hunger Games! Picture below.

And right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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In Don’s hands, finally!
What’s in your purse?
McKenzie on the left and Megan on the right

He’s 100; Black and White; Graffiti on a Truck; Lost Heirloom

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, this guy is 100 and he’s doing what? Every week? Picture below.

Our second story I call, “Black and White” – you’ll find out why. Listen to this segment under, Previously on TOS Picture below.

Our third story was about a truck with some horrible, trashy graffiti – find out what happened when he pulled into an auto repair place. Picture below.

And our fourth story is about, what? A dress? Not just any old dress, a wedding dress. Not just any old wedding dress, but a very, very, very old wedding dress! Picture below.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Harold – 100 years old!
Andy and Justin
They cleaned it up!
You found your dress!

Horse and Buggy_Umpire on a Bridge_Police at a Block Party_A Vets Final Service

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In this episode, 4 more great stories!

Up first, a story that sounds like it’s right out of a movie – a horse and buggy and the Ohio Highway Patrol Picture below.

Our second story finds a major league baseball umpire on the Roberto Clemente Bridge – hear his own words describing what happened – listen to this segment under, Previously on TOS

Our third story was about the police being called to a block party because of a complaint – what they did when they got there was just plain unexpected! Picture below.

And our fourth story was about a Vet who served his fellow Vets his whole life – his final act stunned everyone! Picture below.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Horse and Buggy Finally Stopped!
Roberto Clemente Bridge
Slip Slide Fun!
Thank You For ALL Your Service!

 

With The Pirates For Decades; Lab On A Bus; Superhero Costume; Adele Reaches Out

In this episode,  4 more great stories!

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Up first, he’s been hanging out with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 81 years! Another inspiring senior!  Hear his words and listen to this segment under, Previously on TOS    Picture below.  

Our second story finds a black lab, riding the bus, a lot, by himself! Pictures below.

Our third story was about a police officer, in his spare time, puts on superhero costumes – this story has an unexpected twist!  Batman to the rescue!  Don’t miss the podcast!Picture below

And our fourth story is about Adele, reaching out after the London fire.   Picture below.  

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Hi Phil!
Eclipse enjoying another ride on the bus
Her bus pass
Busted by Batman!
Super hero copy Damon
Thanks, Adele

Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution

In this episode, a special show spotlighting unsung heroes of the American Revolution – people you may not have ever heard about!

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Pictures below, and our final segment with some great quotes under Previously on TOS.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Henry Knox
John Stark
Anthony Wayne
Nathaniel Greene
Daniel Morgan
Peter Francisco

Autistic Hair; Ballet On The Tracks; Books For Summer; Unique Proposal

In this episode, they all went the extra mile – 4 more great stories!

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Up first, a routine haircut for an autistic boy leads the long time barber to go the extra mile, in a minivan. Picture below.  

Our second story is about a brave ballet dancer who risked his life and went the extra mile, jumping on the subway tracks to save a man’s life.  Find out why he hasn’t been dancing for the last month! Hear that segment under Previously on TOS.    Picture below.

Our third story is about a bus driver who has moved on to another job, but, as school ended, he went the extra mile for all the kids.  Picture below.

And our fourth story is about a romantic guy who went the extra mile in his marriage proposal – never heard of anything like this before!   Picture below.  

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Let’s finish this in the minivan
Gray Davis to the rescue!
Books for the summer break
Will you marry me?

 

Church Fire_Grad Pics_Harvard Grad_Sweet Reunion

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, smoke, flames, and quick actions by this young man.  Picture below.  

Our second story is about graduation portraits – somebody is lending a hand. Picture below.

Our third story is about a very unlikely Harvard grad. Hear her story to the right under, Previously On TOS, and picture below.   

And our fourth story is about a very cool reunion, 19 years after he saved her life.   Picture below.  

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Put that fire out!
Grad pics
You made it, Norma!
19 years ago
A very sweet reunion

Nasty Hair; Virus Stopped; Homeless Heroes in Manchester; Losing Weight To Save A Life

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, a very perceptive hair stylist Before and after pictures below.

Our second story is about a 22 year old who stopped a worldwide virus – listen to that segment to the right under, Previously On TOS.

Our third story is about the homeless heroes in Manchester Picture below.

And our fourth story is about losing weight to save someone else’s life. Picture below.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Before…
After!
Stephen Jones
Shedding it!

Darth Vader_Baby On A Plane_Family Trapped_Deaf Waitress

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, Darth Vader is alive and well in Tennessee. Picture and his birth certificate below! And listen to him talk about his life in that segment, to the right under, Previously On TOS.

Our second story is about a screaming baby on a plane. Picture below.

Our third story could have ended very tragically – a family of four trapped in their truck, upside in the water! Video and picture below.

And our fourth story is about a waitress who is deaf and normally uses hearing aids, Find out what a customer did for her. Picture below.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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His real name is, Darth Vader!
Yup. This is his real birth certificate.
Hush-a-by….
Dramatic Rescue – watch the video below!

500 Bucks. Nice!

Lost Wallet_Special Retirement_School Bus On Fire_9 Year Old And The Vets

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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In our first story another lost wallet with a lot of cash! Picture below.

Our second story is about a really special guy who got a really special surprise retirement party. Picture below.

Our third story is really scary – a school bus loaded with children is on fire! Video and picture below.

And our fourth story is about what a 9 year old did for our serving military. What a kid. Picture below, and you can hear that segment, plus, our special remembrance for Memorial Day, to the right under, Previously on TOS.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Wallet returned with ALL the cash!
Enjoy your retirement, Daniel!
The kids are ALL safe!
Teresa – more than a bus driver, she is a hero!
9 year old Carl on a mission!

Lost Money Order; Lots Of Hair; Sanu; Helping A Vet

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, her money order is missing! Gone! Guess who found it?
In our first story, Picture below.

Our second story is about a whole lotta hair, and for a good reason. Picture below.

Our third story happened on an airplane – little eyes were watching. Picture below.

And our fourth story really touched both our hearts..I almost lost it on the air..a very kind act to one of our wounded vets. Pictures below, and you can hear that segment to the right under, Previously on TOS.

And of course, right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Sergio and Yesenia
Hair today, gone tomorrow…
Sanu
Chris and family
Chris ready to mow!

Self Image_Rick Gives Back_Tool Library_London Marathon 9 Years Later

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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In our first story, a 15 year old gets great self esteem help from an unlikely place and person!

Our second story is about travel guru, Rick Steves and how he is giving back in a big, big way. Picture below.

Our third story is about a tool library – yes you can check out (not rent) a tool for your home project. And that’s not all! Picture below.

And our fourth story is about 2 guys running together in the recent London Marathon, nine years later. What a story! Picture below, and you can listen to that segment to the right under, Previously On TOS

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Rick gets a hug from a grateful mom!
Dave and his tools
Benjamin and jonny

Lots Of Ice Cream_Huge GoFundMe_Wii_Teenager In Space

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first a 7 foot long receipt for…ice cream? Picture below.

In our second story you’ll hear a hero, from his hosptal bed, 24 hours after he tried to subdue a shooter! He’s recovering and there is the biggest GoFundMe campaign I’ve heard of. Picture below, and you can listen to that segment to the right under, Previously On TOS.

Our third story is about a 7 year old boy who did something to cheer up the police who he knew were sad from a terrible loss. Picture below.

And our fourth story is about a teenager’s experiment that is literally out of this world! Picture below.

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That’s A Lot of Ice Cream!
Ian is recovering
Brady is pretty happy!
Julian, you are out of this world!

Screaming Baby_UPS Fire_Hero in Charlotte_Free Repairs

In this episode, once again, 4 great stories!

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Up first a mom with a screaming baby in the grocery store gets some assistance. Picture below.

In our second story, a UPS driver notices a house is on fire! Picture below.

Our third story is about a hero at the Charlotte airport. What’s bgetter than saving someone’s life? Picture below, and you can listen to this segment under, Previously on TOS

And our fourth story is getting your car repaired for free! Guess what the requirement is? Picture below.

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Mubarak-and-Alistair
House On Fire!
Chris and Paul
CarCare-Mechanics

 

Big Tipper; Street Corner; Repo Again; Off Duty

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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In our first story, guess who’s a really big tipper? Video below. Listen to that segment under, Previously on TOS

Our second story is about a man doing something amazing on a Phoenix street corner   Video link below

Our third story is a followup to a story we did last December – the repo man is back!  Picture below.

And our fourth story is about an off duty officer at a….donut shop!  Picture below.

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Being Human Video

Jimmy, the Repo man with Pat and Stan last Fall
Officer John O’Rourke

 

Previously on TOS – Highlights (For the full show, select Podcast in the Menu bar.)