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#212050 - 04/12/11 06:20 AM Children for the holidays
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Some of our church members are talking about having older children come and stay at their homes during the holidays to give them a pleasant experience. I think that would be a great idea and am seriously considering one or two myself.
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#212058 - 04/12/11 09:46 AM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: chatty lady]
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Good luck with that. On the surface it sounds like a good idea.
But be alert and aware! Letting your guard down might be risky.
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#212061 - 04/12/11 03:53 PM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: jabber]
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Where would the children be coming from?
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#212062 - 04/12/11 04:52 PM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Anne, I am told Social Services have a list of older children in group homes that would be excellent candidates. Right now 13 families or homes would be needed.

Jabber, "Oh ye of little faith." I totally understand but these are not problem kids, they are kids of problem parents or unforseen circumstances.
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#212065 - 04/12/11 05:04 PM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: chatty lady]
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It's certainly a loving and faithful thing to do, Chatty. My parents always had displaced people in our home for meals. Holidays and otherwise. It always worked out for them, though the last time they did something like that -- they had a young man living with them who was Yugoslavian who lived with them for several months -- my mother ended up being quite nervous about him and ended up reporting him to the CIA...

I was out of the house by then -- don't know how one gets in touch with the CIA personally -- and I don't recall what it was about the young man that "creeped her out"...

I know my Dad thought she was over-reacting, but she has always had good intuition about people.

But that was a different situation - he lived with them for months -- a lot different than a home-cooked meal on a holiday.
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#212074 - 04/13/11 09:22 AM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Chatty,
I continue working at building Faith in God. But these past several years I've learned to be cautious about people. I've known folks over the years who trusted everybody and it cost
them everything. All I'm saying is, "Be alert. Be aware. Be safe." I think it's a wonderful thing to do, to help others.
Now that I think about it more, I can make a list of people
no longer alive because they were too trusting! Just sayin'...


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#212087 - 04/13/11 07:07 PM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: jabber]
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Jabber, I can understand your caution. I don't trust everybody, but I do trust my intuition - it hasn't failed me yet! I think having strangers with nowhere else to go on special holidays is a wonderful idea.
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#212095 - 04/14/11 09:14 AM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: yonuh]
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I agree, yonuh. But my intuition has failed me a time or two!
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#212160 - 04/15/11 08:37 PM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: jabber]
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Well, thanks for all the input, and know I haven't decided to do this yet myself. I may be invited to my grandsone this year anyway and they will have a full house, so we'll see.
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#212587 - 05/04/11 05:07 PM Re: Children for the holidays [Re: chatty lady]
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Got a call today that there will be six elders from a nursing home that can get a day pass to go to someones home for the holiday. For the firstr time ever I had to say, not this year, I think I have enougn on my plste now and still have not made a decision about having a kid come for the dsy.
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