Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a
> little 5 year old girl and some construction workers that
> makes you believe that we CAN make a difference when we give a
> child the gift of our time...
> A young family moved into a house, next door to a vacant lot. One
> day a construction crew turned up to start building a
> house on the empty lot.
> The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest
> in all the activity going on next door and spent much of
> each day observing the workers.
> Eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough,
> more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot.
> They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee
> and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here
> and there to make her feel important.
> At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay
> envelope containing a couple of dollars. The little girl took
> this home to her mother who s aid all the appropriate words of
> admiration and suggested that they take the two dollar "pay"
> she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings
> When they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and
> asked the little girl how she had come by her very own
> paycheck at such a young age.
> The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with the crew
> building the house next door to us."
> My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on
> the house again this week, too?"
> The little girl replied, "I will if those assholes at Home Depot
> ever deliver the Chucking Dry Wall..."
> Kind of brings a tear to the eye. . .
________Dodge Town Panel