The West TX fire recovery is inspiring (SRS)

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    I've never seen so many people pitch in to try to help. Last night there were emergency vehicles from all over lined up for miles on I35 outside of town waiting to see if they could help. On Twitter and Facebook there were people volunteering for strangers to come and stay with them . There was even a Facebook site for lost pets.

    In DFW they had to announce that you needed to get an appointment to give blood because all of the centers are overflowing with people wanting to give blood. People from nearby cities are manning all of the different relief efforts. All of the kids in the West schools will be going to a nearby town on monday to their schools but the West teachers will be there and teaching their regular classes.

    There was a story about a 93 year old man who pulled the ceiling off of his 89 year old wife and rescued her.

    If any good comes out of this, my faith in humanity has been restored a little bit. :)
     
  2. VAsiCkBoy

    VAsiCkBoy Well-Known Member

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    Did you just see that EMS volunteer on CNN?
     
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    thanks for sharing.
     
  4. DrivenByDemons

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    That's cool man, I understand what you are saying. srs.
     
  5. acagirl98

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    pretty moving.
     
  6. whatsit

    whatsit Dawg Lover VIP

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    Not at all surprised. The kindest culture I have ever known was in TX. Strangers will stop out of no where and put air in your tire. Very very different from other parts of the country.
     
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    whatsit Dawg Lover VIP

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    yeah me too..
     
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    Texans take care of their own
     
  9. Daveindiego

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    Fire? What fire?

    Didn't you hear about what happened in Boston? Jesus.
     
  10. gwartney

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    Was it a pretty big guy with a kind of guyabera shirt on? That guy was on local crying a few minutes ago.
     
  11. blotchy

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    They allowed an apartment building to be built 500 ft from a fertilizer plant. Texans!
     
  12. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

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    when driving on two-lane back roads, we wave at each other. :hw:
    god bless tecksus
     
  13. DrivenByDemons

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    I do that!!!

    Hi :hw:
     
  14. zhukov

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    close to work bro

    environmentally sensitive those Texans are
     
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    whatsit Dawg Lover VIP

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    true story! I was new to TX and my brother took me on a motorcycle ride through some rural areas. Everyone waved to us. I asked why? I lived in LA all my life and no one waves to strangers. :)
     
  16. gwartney

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    That would be our Farm to Market roads.
     
  17. gwartney

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    I always wave at the school bus and UPS driver.
     
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    Ha yeah sure they are. Fracking?
     
  19. DrivenByDemons

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    omg. this is unreal

    [video=youtube;ROrpKx3aIjA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA[/video]
     
  20. zhukov

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    FM 1960 yo