Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas stories

Quin Hillyer at the American Spectator has a moving article about the appearance of grace in some unlikely times and places.

A young man - injured in a car crash, brain dead and in a coma – wakes up a few hours before doctors were going to take him off life-support and harvest his organs.

Mark Steyn celebrates a handful of forgotten Christmas movie classics.

An 80-year-old grandmother in Florida lays into a gun-toting robber with her cane. Here’s granny demurely describing the situation:
An 80-year-old grandmother in Florida successfully fended off an armed attacker who was attempting to rob her 61-year-old daughter.

Josefa Lopez told the Sentinel Sun she felt "no fear" when she used her aluminum cane to fight off the gunman who had physically assaulted her daughter.

"I thought she was dead," Lopez said in Spanish. "I yelled at [the gunman], 'I am going to kill you, [son of a b----]!'
I salute you, granny, for your lion-like bravery. But you might want to upgrade your hardware.

Finally, when you finish up with all the Christmas festivities, you might want to plop down on one of these, for some much-needed rest (H/T: Jill).


RebeccaH said...

#1, those Christmas stories made me cry. I always get teary and foolish this time of year anyway.

Are you taking orders for the Paco hammock? Is that woven leather, or palm fronds? I'm sure Paco Enterprises provides a warranty, yes?

Paco said...

Rebecca: You know what makes the Paco hammock extra funny? When you click on the link to the product site you get a message: "This product doesn't exist."

kae said...

Merry Christmas, Mr Paco!
Thanks for the entertainment in 2011, looking forward to 2012's distractions!

RebeccaH said...

Er... Mr. Paco, sir. Are you or Wronwright missing anything?

Paco said...

Gad! That's a poop pod from the Tardis, a disposable chamber pot. At least Wron welded it shut this time.

Yojimbo said...

Just an update to the "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch" file.

An early Christmas present to ACORN. "Justice" Department rejects South Carolina Voter ID law.

Merilyn said...

Merry Christmas, Paco and Mrs Paco and family, RebeccaH, and Mr H, and all the rest of the wonderful people who post here [it is Christmas Eve here and boy are the shops busy], have a wonderful day.

Thank you for the marvellous stories and posts this year Paco.

JeffS said...

Merry Christmas, Mr. & Mrs. Paco! And Mabel, of course.

And to all the denizens of Pacostan, Merry Christmas as well!