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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My Hero

He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire.

She is pregnant.

When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.

A photographer from the Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper, "The Observer," noticed her in the distance looking at the fireman.

He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do.

As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies, and kissed him, just as the photographer snapped this photograph.

And people say animals are dumb
Have a Wonderful Day!


Ian Lidster said...

Aww -- how touching. As a dog lover, you just made my day, Leslie. Thank you.

leslie said...

Aww shucks Ian - I'm a dog lover, too. Used to have 2 boxers and now have a cocker spaniel. Actually, the bigger the dog, the more I love them.

Josie said...

Leslie, that is so beautiful. What a nice story, and a sweet picture.

Tai said...

"Dumb" animals...HA!

Great story!

HeiressChild said...

ha, ha. you got me good leslie. i couldn't wait to scroll down and see the beautiful woman, but it was a beautiful dog instead. oh well, beauty is beauty. whether it's a woman or, in this case, a dog.


leslie said...

Hi Sylvia, thx for popping in. Yes, it actually got me, too, but I think this was SO much better.

Josie said...

Hi Leslie, I have another of my little sketches on my blog. Why don't you pop over to see it?

I e-mailed you yesterday, but I don't know if you received it. My computer stops and starts at its own pleasure, so I never know if anything has been sent.



HeiressChild said...

hi josie, i clicked onto your blogsite, but there wasn't anything at the bottom of your profile for me to click on and visit your blog. maybe you are presently working on it. i wanted to see your sketches too.

willemina said...

This is beautiful and made me cry...I love animals and agree that they are very smart and very caring little creatures. This story touched my heart, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Picture Leslie!! Not only are animals so smart....but the fireman was so brave, and what a tender heart that man has!! Thanks for posting that picture...we need more of the good things in this world to be made known!!!

Peg and Bun-Bun