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The Last Generator; A Very Honest Teen; Sgt Follow-up; Stranded In Tennessee

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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  • Show Notes
    Up first, Find out how a lady got a much needed generator when there were none left. Picture below.
  • Next, a very honest teen knew it didn’t belong to him. Listen to that segment under, Previously on TOS. Picture below.
  • Then, a police sergeant does a very cool follow up. Picture below.
  • And our fourth story is about a couple stranded in Tennessee. Picture below.
  • And right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Pam Brekke and Ramon Santiago
This Wallet Is Not Mine!
Sgt Troy, one of the good guys
A Couple Of Benjamin’s!

 

The Purse_The Cake_Protect, Serve, Sing and Dance

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Show Notes

  • Up first, a heroin addict found a purse; what he did with it, and then what happens next is totally awesome! Pictures below.
  • Then, Matt and Millie’s homemade wedding cake collapsed in their trunk! Picture below.
  • And finally an on police officer gets asked for a dance, and goes beyond – you’ll hear him – that segment is to the right, on Previously on TOS. Picture and video below.
  • And right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Aeric, Kaitlyn and the “purse”
The Wedding Cake

Saves A Life Before His Interview_Pinned Under A Truck_Dangerous Beam Rescue_In Denny’s For 2 Hours

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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SHOW NOTES:

  • Up first, a teenage college student, waiting for to interview for a paramedic internship, saves a man’s life! Did he get the job? Picture below.
  • Next, more teenagers! They rescued a man pinned under his truck. Picture below.
  • Then, another young person, risking his life to save hers. Amazing story and amazing picture below.
  • And our fourth story is about a guy who sat in a Denny’s for 2 hours, doing something awesome. No one knows his name. His picture is below. Listen to that segment under, Previously on TOS.
  • And right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Will Stewart – “And that’s that!”
Bob Staub – thanking those teens!
Rescued her from this beam!
Who was this guy at Denny’s?

Most Unique Scholarship; 81 Year Old Has Life Saving Blood; Lost For 6 Days With No Food Or Water

In this episode, more great stories!

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SHOW NOTES:

  • Up first, Karl has the come up with the most unique scholarship I’ve ever heard of.  Very cool! Picture below, and listen to that segment on Previously on TOS
  • Our second story is about an 81 year old in Australia who has been donating his blood plasma for over 60 years, and he keeps on because of what is inside his blood!  Picture below Picture below.
  • And our third story is about a 71 year old who got lost in the wilderness with no food or water for 6 days!  Remarkable how she was found!  Picture below.
  • And right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Karl, helping the kids
James, giving blood, AGAIN!
Sajean is safe!

Depressed Hair; Judges Pool; A Secret Society

In this episode, more great stories!

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Show Notes

  • Up first, with school pictures right around the corner, this 16 year told them to shave it all off! Picture below.
  • Our second story is about what a 94 year old retired judge did after becoming tired of being alone. Picture and video below; listen to this segment on Previously on TOS.
  • And our third story is about a very “secret society” in Kansas. Find out why they are so secret and what they are doing. Find Them Here
  • And right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Wow! What A Difference!
Thanks Judge! (Video Below)

HURRICANE HARVEY HEROES

In this episode, stories of heroes! 

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Show Notes

  • Up first, in Rockport, taking the first direct hit, 29 year old Zachary took charge of a shelter that was no one was in charge of – taking care of over 150 people for hours until officials arrived hours later. Listen to him describe on the podcast on Wednesday. Picture below.
  • Our second story is heartwarming – J.C. Spencer and his wife Karen, who called their local Chic-fil-A who arrange their rescue on jet skis! Listen to J.C. describe it on the podcast on Wednesday. Picture below, and that you can listen to that segment to the right under, Previously on TOS.
  • In our third story listen to Austin describe what it was like rescuing people – he drove his boat over an hour to assist and help people. Picture below.
  • In our fourth story, 2 separate human chain rescues! One of a man trapped in ihis sinking pickup in Houston (picture below), and the second, helping a pregnant woman, in labor, get to the bed of a dump truck so she could get to the hospital!
  • And on Liz’s Fun Facts, she had a bunch of “Texas Tweets.”

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Zachary Dearing
Austin to the rescue!
Human Chain Rescue!

Unaccompanied 5 Year Old_Delivering Pizza On Foot_Bikers Saved Lives_NFL Airport Hero

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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  • SHOW NOTES:
    Up first, a 5 year old unaccompanied girl is hungry at a layover in Omaha. What’s a captain to do? Picture below.
  • Our second story is a wild story about Ben, determined to deliver the customer’s pizza, even if he has to deliver it on foot – and he does! Picture below, and listen to that segment on Previously on TOS 
  • In our third story, music execs riding from Nashville to the Sturgis Bike Rally become heroes on the road, saving 10 lives.Picture below
  • And our fourth story is about an NFL linebacker saving a life in the Austin airport! Picture below.
  • And right in the middle of the show, Liz’s Fun Facts!

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Aisley With The Crew
Ben delivered that pizza!
Biker Heroes!
Jerrell Freeman and Marcus Ryan

Real Puppy love_Uber Driver Does More_Singing Cop_Donut Boy

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, A follow up to a story from three years ago. It was real puppy love between two golden retrievers – now, find out the rest of the story. Picture below.

Our second story is about an Uber driver who drove more than the extra mile for a stranded couple who were in the process of eloping! Previously on TOS Picture below.

Our third story finds an on-duty policemen who finishes the 911 call by singing to the lady? She asked – he sang! Picture below.

And our fourth story is about Donut Boy – this 9 year old was recently on the Steve Harvey show, and he is melting police hearts across the country! Picture and video below.

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

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Claire and Mark, and Venice (left) and Rodd (right),

Photo Credit: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association/PA

David Scullion
You are my Sunshine…see video below

Donut Boy! see video below

Donut Boy GoFundMe

15 Year Old’s Big Heart; Reception With No Bride; 8 Year Old And A Senior-World Records

In this episode, 4 more great stories!

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Up first, an inspiring 15 year old lost everything, then spent all his money to help the firefighters. This is some kid! Picture below.

Our second story is about a wedding reception, with no bride and no groom! Wedding called off 1 week before, but the reception was paid for. Guess who came? Previously on TOS Picture below.

Our third story is about an 8 year old girl who just set a world’s record – she climbed pretty high to do it! Picture below.

And our fourth story is about a senior who gave up a nap to go out and set a world’s record. You just can’t feel old listening to this story! Picture below.

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

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Cassie and Kenneth
Sarah-a giver
Roxy! World Record!
Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins – World record!

 

 

 

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?

 

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