Man Shops At Garage Sale, Looks Under The Table And Immediately Feels Something Isn’t Right

Man Shops At Garage Sale, Looks Under The Table And Immediately Feels Something Isn’t Right

People have so many prized possessions. You can ask anyone you encounter what is most near and dear to them, and I can guarantee that they’ll list off more than one item in their home that they adore. Of course, this applies to children as well but for them, these possessions change all the time. As they grow older, children begin to value different things. So, what happens to all the stuff they once loved in their childhood? It gets donated or sold at a local garage sale.

A garage sale is exactly what the man, Bruce, in the video below was checking out when he came across something that caught him off guard. Something that probably belonged to the kids of the family.

Sue put on a yard sale with the typical items up for grabs: furniture, light stands, kids’ books, etc. There was nothing different or new about this sale until Bruce took a peek under the table that was sitting in the middle of the driveway. There was a row of old bats, arranged and up for sale. There was one bat that immediately caught his eye — an old, frayed one that was being sold for $1.

Of course, there were probably many young boys who played with this bat, hoping to score that homerun they were keenly anticipating. But these kids didn’t know that the bat they played with all along belonged to baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

Bruce says, “The unique grip of the bat was Jackie Robinson’s style.” But it wasn’t just the grip that told Bruce this was Jackie’s bat. He took the prized possession over to Sue and asked her for a pencil. He then rubbed the pencil over the wood to show her the place where the baseball star had engraved his name.

Click on the link below and watch the full story unfold!

Woman In Tears When She Discovers Family Heirloom’s True Value Is Beyond Her Wildest Dreams

Woman In Tears When She Discovers Family Heirloom’s True Value Is Beyond Her Wildest Dreams

Imagine discovering a hidden treasure under your nose! To reveal a secret truth that’s been with you all along, that you had no idea existed! This is my dream scenario, and this woman’s story makes me want to ransack my own house for passed down antiquities.

Her story dates back a few generations to her father’s dad’s mother’s father’s time. He was in possession of a Bellows Falls Hymnal, one of the first produced from the Latter Day Saints Church, from 1844. What this woman is about to find out next changes her life.

She knew her grandmother was a devoutly religious woman when she inherited this hymnal from her father in memory of his mother. What she didn’t realize after having kept it safely stowed away in the basement, is that the inscription inside was from 104 years before her grandmother had the book, making it even older than she thought.

Having a slight inkling that the hymnal could be worth something, this curious woman brought it into the Antiques Roadshow in Salt Lake City to have it appraised by antiquarian bookseller Ken Sanders. Ken was able to shed light on a bit of the history and worth of the book. He explained to her that this isn’t the earliest production of hymnals. However, it is one of the earliest productions and the first to include musical notations along with words.

And what makes it so rare is that at the time when these hymnals were produced, they were thrown out once they got too ratty and used up, prompting new ones to be printed and circulated. For whatever reason, this one was held on to when all the others were tossed out, making it extra valuable, and very uncommon for it to exist a century and a half later.

When Ken breaks down just how much of a treasure this hymnal is, she breaks down and cries. Click below to see the full story and her emotional reaction.

Human golden retriever to be given ice cream

Human golden retriever to be given ice cream

Sure, it’s a surgery usually associated with elementary school, but for UFC lightweight Sage Northcutt, it could be a huge help in his fighting career.

And he’ll also get to eat a bunch of ice cream, so there’s that, too.

Northcutt (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who just recently celebrated his 21st birthday, today took to social media to reveal that he was undergoing a recently scheduled tonsillectomy.

This past December, Northcutt was submitted by Mickey Gall in a welterweight contest. “Super” Sage had hoped to try and rebound with a win in his native Texas at UFC 211 next month in Dallas but will have to reschedule following today’s procedure.

Northcutt has battled strep throat multiple times in his octagon run. UFC President Dana White famously admitted he “blew it” allowing the prospect to compete against Bryan Barbarena while ill at UFC on FOX 18 in January 2016, when Northcutt was handed his first professional defeat.

The UFC fighter’s father, Mark Northcutt, recently told MMA Fighting his son developed another case of strep throat while training with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley ahead of UFC 209, necessitating today’s procedure.

Patients are usually directed to consume soft foods for one-to-two weeks following a tonsillectomy. In a potential blow to apples everywhere, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery also recommends drinking “plenty of fluids,” including “water or apple juice.”

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

After 51 failed surgeries in four European countries and the United States, this Dutch boy can finally see again … thanks to a doctor in Saudi Arabia.

After 51 failed surgeries in four European countries and the United States, this Dutch boy can finally see again … thanks to a doctor in Saudi Arabia.

Directly following the surgery, Dani’s father saw no improvement. His son was still blind. The doctor in Riyadh told him to be patient. Then, suddenly, one day he saw Dani chasing and kicking a ball! His son could finally see.

Man journeys from living under a bridge to Boston Marathon

Man journeys from living under a bridge to Boston Marathon

Whether solo, jogging in a crowd, or lost in the sensation of music thumping through his headphones, Danny Dwyer sees his thorny past, thankful present and unwritten future blend to form the perfect sanctuary.

This is how he trains for this year’s Boston Marathon.

Each step is one away from battles with drug addiction that began when he was 8 years old. It’s a struggle that’s swallowed up a coveted job with the Boston Police Department and an engagement. For four years, he lived under a bridge. Now, he’s rededicated his life to helping others who struggle with substance abuse.

“I can give you many low points. That’s the thing about addiction,” Dwyer says. “If you don’t do something about it, the low point you’ve reached — it’ll go lower.”

Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Dwyer was the youngest of three children. His sister, Barbara, was seven years older and his brother, Billy, was five years older.

His parents divorced when he was about 6, and his mother, Frances, moved with Danny and Billy to Los Angeles.

While she worked several jobs over next two years, her sons became latchkey kids. They often hung out with older kids near their home in a poorer area of town. Those kids introduced him to marijuana.

“It’s pretty wild when you think about it,” Dwyer said. “To be out until 1 o’clock in the morning, skateboarding on a school night, smoking marijuana. To then being in second grade the next day practicing penmanship.”

Four years later they returned to Massachusetts, but alcohol, marijuana and cocaine stayed part of Dwyer’s life.

His mother sent him to live with his father, William, and he attended an all-boys Catholic high school where he was exposed to people working toward college.

Though he was still smoking pot and drinking, he entered the Air Force National Guard out of high school.

He struggled on and off for a few years, but had completely put everything down by 1988 when he went active-duty Army. It offered him a combat medic position and he was assigned to the prestigious 10th Mountain Division in Ft. Drum, New York.

No one suspected anything about his past drug use.

“They ask you. You say no,” Dwyer said. “You do what you have to do.”

Out of the Army and still sober in 1996, he spent three years working for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department before being called by the Boston Police Academy.

During a training session he partially tore his ACL and was put on painkillers. Still, he graduated at the top of his class for physical fitness.

Then everything changed.

Assigned to the plain-clothes division even before his probationary year was complete, he injured his knee again chasing a suspect. Unable to walk, he was taken to the hospital and treated with painkillers OxyContin and Percocet.

“I never really recovered from that,” Dwyer said. “I wish I could explain what happened. But I got lost in it.”

Eleven years of sobriety were gone.

He tried to pull it together, but when he returned to duty withdrawal took hold. He bought painkillers illegally off the street. When pills were too expensive, he turned to heroin.

One day in 2001 he wound up buying from a dealer who was under surveillance. He was arrested and fired. He split with his fianc?, left the house they shared, and started staying in his car.

After burning through his money he found himself under the Charlestown Bridge.

“There was a time I thought I’d lost him. A couple of times,” his father, William Dwyer recalled. “When he needed money or got in a jam I’d support him. But I didn’t know where he was.”

Once, William found out Danny was at a shelter and brought him things. But interactions like those were few.

Dwyer went through numerous detoxes, but “the shame and guilt, it was horrible,” he said. Sometimes he was lined up for further treatment. Other times he simply left.

A stint at a halfway house finally stuck, and he got sober, becoming a drug and alcohol counselor. After a few more relapses, his first son, Danny Jr. was born in 2006. His second son, Luke was born two years later.

“The one thing I knew is that I needed to try to give these kids the best shot at not going down a path that I went down,” Dwyer said.

Around that time Dwyer began to take up yoga, and he was soon offered a job managing 13 studios.

Then, 10 months ago he first got serious about running.

He was dealing with a shoulder issue. But he knew surgery would mean doctors prescribing narcotics, so he initially used yoga as a less-evasive solution.

But the shoulder issue persisted.

He had surgery, and was supposed to be in a sling six weeks. He took it off after just three days and flushed his medication down the toilet.

Within five days he was running, staples and all still in his shoulder.

He started running 5k races, then a half-marathon. Through his volunteering connections at recovery programs, he found a Boston Marathon bib from a homeless shelter, Lazarus House, and accepted its $10,000 fundraising commitment.

His father said helping is like therapy for him. “He’s getting a lot of help and he’s giving a lot of help,” William Dwyer said.

Danny has also started Frontline Yoga, aimed at more face-to-face interaction with the homeless community. One way it does that is by passing out yoga mats and holding free yoga sessions. Dwyer’s sons often come with him, bridging the gap between his past and present.

“It’ll be pieces of my life that when they’re older…they’ll have something to look at,” Dwyer said. “They’ll know that there is a way out and their dad made it out.”

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Kind Hearted Woman Delays Her Flight To Help Out A Distressed Man With Autism

Kind Hearted Woman Delays Her Flight To Help Out A Distressed Man With Autism

Kind Hearted Woman Delays Her Flight To Help Out A Distressed Man With Autism

Shania Murray has a wonderful heart. She was at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport preparing to depart with American Airlines when she noticed a man on the floor clearly in distress. Not sure of what was happening as she noticed passersby just walking past the man, she decided to approach the scene and that’s when she noticed the man was not okay and decided to help.
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After asking him a few questions she noticed that the man had a form of autism and she helped him on his feet and decided to contact the medical team for assistance. The man’s name was Will and he told her he did not feel too well and he was also worried that he might miss his flight and miss seeing his mother and family for Christmas. Shania’s helping spirit kicked in and she decided to call Will’s mother, told her what was going on she also ensured that Will would receive the needed medical care at the airport.
Shania talked to the American Airlines team and the medical team requesting if she could change her flight as she wanted to have lunch with will and later help him get to his flight. The American Airlines were touched to hear Shania’s reason for changing her flight and they decided to do it for free. Will on the other hand was able to get to his flight on time to meet her mother and sister for Christmas.
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Shania’s kind heart saw the post she made on Facebook go viral. She was grateful that the medical team at the airport came and helped Will. She was also grateful for American Airlines’ understanding and she vowed to always board the airline. Most importantly, she was grateful to Will for making her day.

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Kentucky coal museum switching to solar power

Kentucky coal museum switching to solar power

(CNN) You wouldn’t expect a museum dedicated to the coal industry to run on anything other than coal — but a mining museum in Kentucky is soon to be solar powered.

Communications director Brandon Robinson told CNN affiliate WYMT that the project “will help save at least eight to ten thousand dollars, off the energy costs on this building alone.”

Robinson also said that the project was funded through an outside foundation, WYMT reported. The project includes 20 solar panels installed by Bluegrass Solar

The owner of Bluegrass, Tre Sexton, believes the system will pay for itself. “I think everybody knows when we’re talking about attractions like this — these high-volume, low-traffic municipal attractions — something has got to give, to keep their expenses down.”

Sexton told WYMT that an average house could be run by 20 panels that would cost around $17,000 or $20,000 — but the system would pay itself off within five to seven years.

“It is a little ironic,” Robinson said to WYMT, “But you know, coal and solar and all the different energy sources work hand-in-hand. And, of course, coal is still king around here.”

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Woman accused of choking girl for blocking Disney fireworks view

Woman accused of choking girl for blocking Disney fireworks view

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A Walt Disney World patron is accused of choking a girl who was blocking her view at the Magic Kingdom fireworks show Wednesday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, who was visiting the theme park with a group of students and chaperones from her out-of-state high school, was with friends around 9:30 p.m., waiting for the show to start, reports CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV. A family was sitting behind them.

When the show began, the girl and her friends stood up so they could get a better view. The family sitting behind them said to sit down so they could see, according to an arrest report.

Tabbatha Mature, 41, was aggravated about not being able to see the display, so the girl and her friends decided to leave. As they were walking away, the victim told Mature, “You can take our spot.”

Deputies said Mature grabbed the girl by her neck, squeezed and pushed her head toward the ground. Mature let go of the girl when she started screaming and told her, “You don’t want to mess with me,” according to an arrest affidavit.

The victim’s friends got the girl away and found a Walt Disney World employee to report the incident.

The girl did not have visible injuries. She told deputies she was willing to press charges.

NHL Player Accidentally Spills Fan’s Beer, Gives Fan Autographed stick Saying, “Sorry! I Owe U One.”

NHL Player Accidentally Spills Fan’s Beer, Gives Fan Autographed stick Saying, “Sorry! I Owe U One.”

Sometimes paying for a premium seat is worth the price.

A Citizen reader, who was at the game Tuesday night between the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings, had a close encounter with Henrik Zetterberg during warm-ups.

Ryan sent in the following message:

“My buddy Mike and I were down against the glass for the warms ups last night in the Red Wings end… he had his beer sitting on the up against the glass as we were taking pics. When Hank was done stretching, he got up and banged into the boards a couple times.”

“In doing so, Mike’s pint went smashing to the floor. We knocked on the glass to show him what happened as I got a kick out of it. Zetterberg started laughing! A few minutes later, he went over to the bench, grabbed one of his brand new game sticks and autographed it saying: “Sorry! I owe u one! (with his signature.) He skated over and tossed it over the glass to us! How classy is that guy!!! Amazing!”