Cheers & Jeers

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Jeers: To those upset about high school students’ homecoming mums. It’s been a Texas high school tradition for years and these kids are just showing off their school spirit. At least they are doing something positive and keeping an ongoing tradition alive.

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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

hCheers: To the young couple who anonymously bought dinner for this Air Force veteran and my wife at the Saltgrass Steak House on Interstate 35W on Veterans Day. Your thoughtfulness was very much appreciated, and we will pay it forward through donations to wounded warriors and their service dogs. Thank you.

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Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

hCheers: To Fort Worth Christian’s band director, Ryan Nicolello. Cheers also to the entire band that did such an outstanding job at homecoming. You were a great addition to the parade and the halftime celebration!

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Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Cheers: To Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old freshman at Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio who is terminally ill with brain cancer, for attaining her dream of playing in a college basketball game. AND to her coach, team, the NCAA, and the opposing team (Hiram) who worked together to make it happen.

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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Cheers: To urologist Dr. William Risk, whose quality of care and surgical ability may only be exceeded by his choosing to practice beyond normal retirement.

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Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

h Cheers: To the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and its fall Book and Author Luncheon. Authors Stephen Fagin and Mike Witzgall gave a fascinating, entertaining presentations and Cacharel’s food was delicious. We enjoyed a lovely conversation with new friends at our table.

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Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

i Jeers: To the overzealous emergency room security guard at a local hospital. Your insane enforcement of the “two-per-room” rule when no other ER employee cared was ridiculous, making eight of the last 24 hours of the time with our dying mother unnecessarily stressful. Shameful!

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Friday, Nov. 07, 2014

Cheers: To TCU's football team for overcoming adversity (some of which the Horned Frogs brought on themselves) to defeat West Virginia on a last-second field goal. The players and staff showed Horned Frog pride in Morgantown. Great win — now beat Kansas State.

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Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

hCheers: To The Corner Cafe in North Richland Hills. Good home cooking, fast friendly service and fair prices. Did I mention good food? All pluses.

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Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

hCheers: To the beautiful young couple who picked up the tab for our family of seven at lunch at the Irving Olive Garden on Oct. 25. You gave us a real blessing and we will try to pay it forward some day. God bless you both.