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  1. MysticTrunks01

    MysticTrunks01 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 25, 2002
    Hello, and I hope all is well.

    Several weekends ago, I was rushing around trying to do some shopping. I was stressed out and not thinking very fondly of the weather right then. It was dark, unseasonably cold,and wet in the parking lot. As I was loading my car up, I noticed that I was missing a receipt that I might need later. So mumbling under my breath, I retraced my steps to the mall entrance.

    As I was searching the wet pavement for the lost receipt, I heard a quiet sobbing. The crying was coming from a poorly dressed boy of about 12 years old. He was short and thin. He had no coat. He was just wearing a ragged flannel shirt to protect him from the cold night's chill. Oddly enough, he was holding a hundred-dollar bill in his hand. Thinking that he had gotten lost from his parents, I asked him what was wrong.

    He told me his sad story. He said that he came from a large family. He had three brothers and four sisters. His father had died when he was nine years old. His mother was poorly educated and worked two full-time jobs. She made very little to support her large family. Nevertheless, she had managed to skimp and save two hundred dollars to buy her children some presents (since she didn't manage to get them anything on their birthdays). His mother had dropped off the young boy on the way to her second job. He was to use the money to buy presents for all his siblings and save just enough to take the bus home. He had not even entered the mall, when an older boy grabbed one of the hundred dollar bills and disappeared into the night.

    "Why didn't you scream for help?" I asked. The boy said, "I did." And nobody came to help you?" I queried. The boy stared at the sidewalk and sadly shook his head. "How loud did you scream?" I inquired. The soft-spoken boy looked up and meekly whispered, "Help me!" I realized that absolutely no one could have heard that poor boy cry for help.

    So I grabbed his other hundred and ran to my car.

  2. MaStErOfThEfOrCe2002

    MaStErOfThEfOrCe2002 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Nov 2, 2002
    Even for a story, that was really mean Mike. But Merry Christmas anyway, lol. I can now enjoy my break since finals are over. I don't hate them as much as I thought I did. We got to bring out cd players, talk, watch movies (Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which one do you think I enjoyed a bit more, lol.), play video games if we wanted to bring our game systems, and all kinds of other cool stuff. I hope everyone has a safe and awesome holiday!!!
  3. IMAXPoe

    IMAXPoe Jedi Youngling star 2

    Feb 3, 2003
    Hope everyone has a good Christmas Eve and a Merrry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kara_Jade_2002

    Kara_Jade_2002 Jedi Youngling

    Feb 1, 2003
    Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!!!!

    GENERAL_FEL Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 10, 2001
    Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Joyful Winter Festival!

    There, that just about covers it. :D
  6. pinata242

    pinata242 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Apr 29, 2002
    You forgot Festivus!
  7. Sentinel_Vash

    Sentinel_Vash Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jun 25, 2002
    I hope very one has a very Merry Christmas.
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