POSITRACTION: 150 miles to do a mitzvah!



300 Stranded Israelis in Montana Fed Kosher By Local Kindness
by Terry Turner – Nov 16, 2015

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When an El Al flight from Israel to California developed a problem, it was forced to land in Montana–where a problem of a different sort developed on the ground. Fortunately for the 279 passengers and crew, people who live in the “Big Sky Country” have hearts as big as their sky.

Because a new plane needed to be delivered, no one knew how long the hundreds of Israelis would be stranded there – sequestered in the terminal because there were no customs officials there. One thing was evident. Despite its worldly name, there was no kosher food at the Billings Logan International Airport.

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Donna Healy, a member of Billings’ Jewish community rounded up her daughter Kat and friend Victor Sargent, then purchased crackers, cereal, hummus and other snacks to deliver to the airport.

Meanwhile, Rabbi Chaim Bruk heard the news while traveling to Minnesota. He called his wife, Chavie Bruk in Bozeman, Montana and asked her to help. She immediately loaded her car with kosher food and drove 150 miles to Billings with her three kids

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150 miles to do a mitzvah!

Very impressive.

I hope that I can be that charitable.

Some folks really do go above and beyond.

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ENDNOTE: Charlie Sheen, for instance!



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Charlie Sheen revealed he is HIV positive Tuesday in an exclusive TODAY interview with Matt Lauer.

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Hate the sin; love the sinner.

Is anyone surprised that an out of control decadent life style has its own risk?

As a little L libertarian, I don’t want to pay for your choices and I don’t want to hear about them.

And as a USAF DI told us in basic, “be careful where you dip your pen. you can’t get in trouble if you keep everything zipped. including your mouth.”

I have to admit that I have laughed at his “antics” (i.e., winning; tiger blood; his TV personalities). At the same time, I always thought: “This is NOT going to end well.” A lot like Hugh Hefner and the Playboy lifestyle. Get to the end of that road and you’re just a dirty old man being used by young women to make a name for themselves.

So, now we have to just have sympathy for these sad old men who have “made their own bed”.

Let he, who is without sin, cast the first stone.

Hope things get better for poor old Charlie.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) requests a Prayer of Thanksgiving


Good Evening All,

As we race around for last minute things we need for the best Thanksgiving Dinner ever, we may take a minute to say a Prayer of Thanksgiving for the many Blessings in our lives and bestowed upon us by our Creator, our Families and Friends, loved ones all. I consider each of you a Blessing and your prayers a magnificent gift each time you share them for so many. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
PS: IF you have never read the Thanksgiving Tribute Editorial that the Wall Street shares every Wednesday before Thanksgiving, give yourself a treat and read it. I have read it each year for more than 50 years and it still moves me.
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JFACEBOOK: Dooley, Thomas Joseph [MC????] engaged


2015 11Nov 25 Joseph Thomas

Theresa Dooley with Joseph Thomas and Alexandra Michele.25 mins · Instagram · Congrats Alex & Joseph on your engagement! # heyalex # welcometothefamily Joseph, you will now have 6 sisters!

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Thomas Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Joseph.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Christopher Carey I think that is Joe Dooley.

[JR: OK thanks.]  

Dooley, Thomas Joseph [MC????]

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Good Evening All,

Please join in congratulating Fellow Jasper Joseph Thomas upon his engagement to Alexandra Michele.

We wish them happiness as they prepare to take their next step together in life’s journey. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JOBIT: Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Nov-22




CHRISTIE,  Walter L. 83, of Saint Petersburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Staten Island, NY, Aug. 20, 1932, to the late Humphrey Alexander Christie and the late Catherine Elizabeth Barron. Walter graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Walter was a member of the National Audubon Society and Holy Family Catholic Church.

Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; children; daughter, Cheryl C. Bearce and husband, Bob, son, Brian Christie, the late Terri; grandchildren, Caitlin, Amanda, Jacqueline, Danielle, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Brian, Ian, Emma. Donations may be made in Walter’s name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

Funeral Home
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
2201 Dr. MLK St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 822-2059

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2015


Christie, Walter L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sptimes/walter-l-christie-condolences/176629368?cid=full

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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Dear John,

           I believe that Walter is a member of that Great Class of 1953.

          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Rolf


Good Evening All,

Joe Quinn has requested our prayers for the repose of the soul of Mr. Rolf Lewis who was called home Sunday Night. We pray as well for Rolfs two Daughters as they mourn the loss of their Father. It is a difficult time for this Family and they need our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Taking Thanksgiving off


Will be off the air for the week end.

The weekly issue may be delayed until Monday depending upon travel conditions.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate and a Happy Whateverday for those that don’t.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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