January 25th, 2023

 

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Thank you
to the person who found
my gold & diamond bracelet
at the Coopersburg Giant and
turned it into Customer Service.
As everyone was waiting
for lottery tickets,
I was the lucky one
who got my bracelet back!

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To me.
Kevin, I can never
apologize enough for how
I acted and am extremely
embarrassed.
I will never be able
to face you again.
With remorse,
Tom

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To management
who wants residents to keep
things nice and tidy,
but fails to keep the roads
clean of debris
(sand, stones, mud,
tree scraps, parts, nails etc.).
Have some pride in your work
and job and clean up after yourselves.
We don’t like to see it
or have to drive through it.
Thank you.

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To Coopersburg Borough
for installing
the beautiful street lights
on Main Street.
They look so quaint,
especially when lit at night.
What a charming
addition to the borough.

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To Matt, Jen and Van
for helping us
replace a
flat tire
at the Aloha
on Route 309.

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To the jerks
who leave their flood
lights on all night.
Thanks for turning the woods
into living next to a
shopping mall.
If you’re scared, move to the city.
FYI: They make security lights.

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I just wanted
to thank Honest Bill
for buying me and my family
breakfast.
You are a true
inspiration to our family.
Love, Zuri

January 18th, 2023

 

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To the residents
of Keystone Drive
in Hilltown.
Thanks for a stunningly
beautiful lit tree
display
around Christmas.
Your properties lit up
the woods and so many
of our spirits.
Thank you all!

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To those
who kept their
outdoor holiday decorations
up and lit past January 1st.
It makes our
evening drives brighter
and happier.

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To the woman who
surprised me New Year’s Day
at the grocery store in Quakertown
by giving me a $50 gift card.
I am sorry, I was so speechless
that I didn’t think to get your name.
I want to thank you again
and will definitely pay
it forward.

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To the person
in the office always laughing
at the Thumbs Down.
Who’s laughing now?
I’m the one
who eats all your
mints!

January 4th, 2023

 

 

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Merry Christmas to the father
of four who took his
children out to dinner on
Saturday, December 10th and 
stiffed the 15-year old waitress
and the establishment on an $80 bill.
What a role model
you are to your children.
Bah Humbug!

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To the driver
going from 309 Telford to
313 Harleysville at 5:15 am.
Please stop tailgating/blinding
my deaf sister and co-worker
or I will call the cops.
Leave earlier to avoid other people
if you are going to run them
off the road.

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To the
mystery Santa
that comes to the
family on Passer Road.
Thank you for everything.

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To the drivers
who drive without their
headlights on during
inclement weather.
This includes rain,
snow and fog.
It helps the other drivers
see you better,
plus it is a state law.

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To homeowners who
run their downspouts and
sump pump underground 100 feet
to dump off on their
neighbor’s property causing water
and ice problems for the neighbor.
It is selfish, inconsiderate
and not very neighborly.

December 14th, 2022

 

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To those who think It’s ok to take down political signs just because it doesn’t agree with their own views.  I thought we had free speech in this country, everyone has a right to share their views. Maybe we can learn from each other, but if only one side is allowed to be heard, how can we grow as a nation? Let’s listen to each other!

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To everyone who works in stores, restaurants and businesses.  Without you, all of these businesses would be out of business. So pat yourself on the back for that. We want to thank all of you for being there for all of us. Be proud of yourselves.  Thank you!

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The other day when I came out of Sine’s on a dripping wet gray day, something unusual happened. I was standing at the back of my car waiting for the traffic to pass.  I had the hood up on my raincoat up and was using a cane. All of a sudden a tractor trailer stopped and the driver motioned for me to get in my car. He had just come through  the traffic light so he was not driving fast. He probably thought he better let this old lady (IŽ$m only 89-1/2) get in her car before she falls over in front of him.  “Chivalry is not dead.” Trucker, you made my day!

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To the individual who turned in my maroon change purse to Jo-Ann Fabrics. The contents could have been replaced, but the change purse could not.  My husband bought that for me on our honeymoon 30+ years ago.  Thank you very much.

November 30th, 2022

 

 

 

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To the people in Limeport that let their black cat roam the neighborhood. One day it could be hit by a car, which would be sad, not only for you the owner but for the person in the car that hit it.

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To East Rockhill Township leaf clean-up crew. Best job done ever.

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To  neighbors everywhere! Please store your belongings neatly on your property.  Please don’t leave unsightly things in your front yard to be an eyesore for your neat neighbors.  Thank you so much in advance.

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A big Thumbs Up to the company and workers who cleared all the trees and brush from the Route 412-212 intersection in Springfield Township.  It’s wonderful to be able to see everything from the stop sign side.  A very thankful driver.

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To people who don’t care enough to keep their dogs safe.  You should love and protect them like you would a child- not let them roam across busy roads and get hit.  Shame on you!

November 23rd, 2022

 

 

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The election is over! Let’s make America Beautiful. Pick up your political signs!

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To the Pennridge Marching Band and Color Guard for placing first in their division at the Cavalcade Championship in Hershey PA this past weekend. Your dedication along with team leaders and parents has made our community Pennridge Proud!

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To the Southern Lehigh Boy Scout troops for all their efforts with this year’s Scouting For Food which supports Betty Lou’s Pantry. Through their hard work and the amazing support from the community, over 21,000 pounds of food was collected. Thank you all.

November 16th, 2022

 

 

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To the Perkasie Borough workers (leaf collection).  I was just about done when they came by and helped me get them to the street for removal. I am forever grateful for your kindness.

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I would like to thank the couple who paid for my breakfast at Santiago’s Diner on Veterans Day.

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To the very kind person who paid for my husband and my breakfasts at “Kathy’s” early Saturday morning on November 12th. You made our day. Thank you!

November 9th, 2022

 

 

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A huge Thumbs Up to Penny Power and its staff for allowing me to grow my brand and new businesses through fair priced ads! Feeling so much gratitude to be meeting and serving great people in our community.  P.S.  Thank you for the relisting reminders!

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Thank you to the kind lady and child who paid for our breakfast at Quakertown Family Restaurant on October 7th. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you, again, from the five sisters at the middle table.

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To the couple in Upper Black Eddy who feel the need to blow every leaf that falls, 8 hours a day. Sunday included. Give it a rest, you live in the woods! The constant noise from your blower all day long gets very old. Don’t you think your neighbors would like a little peace and quiet. Sunday is a day of rest. Nobody wants to hear your blower at 9am on a Sunday morning.

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Shame on the person whose big dog did its business at one of the memorial benches in Upper Saucon’s new Hopewell Park and then failed to clean it up. How about showing some appreciation for this beautiful park and some respect for your neighbors.

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I am 98 years old and just spent a week at St. Lukes Hospital in Quakertown.  While I was there I stayed up until 1 o’clock watching the Phillies, with much cheering and shouting.  Evidently someone in the next room heard me and anonymously presented me with a beautiful crocheted shawl in red, white and blue. I want that person to know she has made me very happy, not only with the shawl but the love behind it.  It gives me hope that love and kindness prevails.

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Thank you to the gentleman in the white truck, in front of me at the McDonald’s in Coopersburg on Wednesday, November 4th.  Thank you! Thank you! I will try and pay it forward.

November 2nd, 2022

 

 

 

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To the driver who pulled out behind me in the SUV, on the night of October 20th in Richlandtown, on 212 and then proceeded to pass me doing 85mph on the double yellow line road. Shame on you.

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Thank you to the man who helped push my grandson’s car off the road when he had an accident.

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To the gentleman who gave us the money we lost in Quakertown on October 29.  We are going through a rough patch just now and losing it would have made the patch even rougher.  The fact that he returned it is yet another example of the honesty and compassion of the folks in the Quakertown area.

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You gutted a deer right on our mowed property.  Now we have to remove it. Would you like someone doing that to you? Out of courtesy we would have appreciated if you would have asked permission to retrieve your deer.  We are hunters ourselves.  We know the rules. The incident happened at the end of October on Doerr Road, Quakertown.

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To the residents, local churches and fire department in Coopersburg who gave their time to hand out treats on Trick or Treat night.  You made the night very special for so many kids and adults as well.  Great memories were made thanks to your efforts.  We are blessed to have such a kind-hearted community.

October 26th, 2022

 

 

 

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To the crawling, left lane sitting drivers on Route 309.  It is entirely expected to curtail your speed in adverse weather or when traffic is heavy.  However, on an average day, sputtering along at 40MPH in a 55MPH zone in the left lane can cause an accident.  Most of us don’t want to speed or drive like an idiot, passing on the right, but you left lane huggers give us no choice.  If you want to drive slower than the law permits, do it in the right lane.

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To contractors who were scheduled to come and give me an estimate and never showed or called.

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To the person who hit me and left the scene on August 31st around 4:45pm on Easton Road in Hellertown. Thanks for not stopping. You knew you hit a person and left me laying on the yellow line of the road like an animal. Hope you sleep well at night.

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To the two people who called 911 when you saw me laying on Easton Road in Hellertown after being hit by a car. I am forever thankful for everyone who helped in getting me to St. Luke’s Trauma Center. I have a long recovery yet, but I’m here. God bless to all who helped me on Wednesday, August 31st.

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This is for the person who took out his frustration by damaging my car on Friday, October 14 at a Quakertown store parking lot. That is if they know how to read. My car will be fixed. Just an annoyance. On the other hand, your personality and character probably will never be fixed. You will just remain a sorry excuse for a human being.

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To the creative poet who so eloquently wrote the best Thumbs Down ever, rhyming line after line about those who find it necessary to beep their horns in the countryside. Congratulations on such a well written poem!

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To drivers who think the rules don’t apply to them. You are the reason there are accidents.  You do not need to drive so aggressively that you swerve in and out of lanes, ride extremely close to another car or exceed the posted speed limits by 20mph or more.  Follow the rules- they are in place to protect all of us. You are not above the law. If you are late, leave earlier. Do not inflict your errors on the rest of us.

October 19th, 2022

 

 

 

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To you incessant honkers who drive me bonkers Whether it’s for the deer from whom you steer clear Or the others who drive badly That you sound the horn madly You break the silence And go on in defiance, Of the reason we live in the country The deer don’t know The horn you blow Is meant to drive them away And the drivers on Mill Road Following the law and the code Are being safe along their way. So if you want to be offensive, Causing motorists to be defensive, And making neighbors hypertensive, Go live in the city Where no one is witty And they all drive stupidly. If not, then while you are here. Don’t drive so dang near! For you have nothing to fear If you adjust the gas And stay off the grass You won’t prove yourself an idiot.

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A special thanks to my wonderful neighbors who invited me for dinner and also puts my newspapers at my door every day. May God bless them.

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A special thank you to Richland Township Police Officer Zachary Herb. Very early on a Sunday morning during our daily dog walk at Veteran’s Park we accidentally locked our keys & phone in the car (Senior moment). My 77 year old husband started the 3 mile walk back home to get our back up keys. Along the way he happened upon Officer Herb. The officer offered to take my husband back to the park to try to get into the car to get the keys. He was able to do this and save our day. We were very impressed with this young man’s understanding, kindness & professionalism. We and our dogs thank you so much.

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Thank you to the generous person who paid for my friend and my breakfasts on September 22 at Kathy’s Restaurant. What a nice surprise!

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To the person who found my purple cell phone in the Hellertown Giant and turned it in to the courtesy counter. Thank you and God bless.

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To the drivers who look at their cell phones at red traffic lights and miss when the light turns green. Put your phone away until you are no longer driving. Your attention should be on driving. If you must use your phone, pull off the road.

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I would like to give a Thumbs Down to the person who gave the Thumbs Down to the person who said hoarding is a mental illness. It doesn’t matter whether or not there are vermin entering or exiting. If there is a medical emergency or a fire, these volunteers are risking their lives to get to victims. Hoarding is probably a safety issue well before it is seen outside. Don’t put other people in danger because of hoarding.  If you do, don’t complain about someone not risking their life to rescue your loved one because there is too much stuff in the way to safely get to the victim.

October 12th, 2022

 

 

 

 

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To the grocery stores that only have one checkout open, while two or three employees are standing around doing nothing and watching the customers going to get a discount for doing your work, while you are getting paid to do nothing!

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To the gentleman in the dark grey truck and red shirt who stopped his truck in traffic to help a blind woman who became disoriented in the middle of the road in Quakertown on September 15. You helped her safely to the curb. Your kindness and chivalry was observed and noted by all who witnessed. There are good people in the world. You are one of them. 

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Thank you to the person who found my purse at Walmart. Everything of importance was in it – keys, phone & heart medicine. I panicked. I especially want to thank the employees for being so kind and concerned. Nothing was taken. “A Grateful Customer”

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To the man I cut off by the Aldi’s in Quakertown on Wednesday evening for apologizing. Despite checking three times before pulling out I failed to see you and I am very sorry for creating a dangerous situation. I guessed from your extreme reaction that you must have been having a very bad day. I hope that things are better now. 

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To the people who advertise a yard/garage/moving sale by posting signs on other people’s property then fail to take them down, leaving the litter to someone else to clean up. 

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To the person who almost cut me off from the highway onto State Road, Telford, then tailgated me.  

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To the person who posted the Thumbs Down about a hoarder. Hoarding is a mental illness. It can happen at any age, but especially prevalent in older adults. It is not a case of them deliberately hoarding things to annoy their neighbors. Local authorities can only act when the dwelling becomes a health hazard. If you live close by and can document anything like vermin entering and exiting the house, that would help the officials. But public shaming is useless.  

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To the lovely young lady named Megan  who not only found our lost dog Toby but also returned him to us safe and sound. You are such a blessing! You definitely got your ticket punched with this kind deed. Somebody upstairs was looking out for our buddy Toby that day. 

October 5th, 2022

 

 

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To the people who bring dogs to car shows. It’s hot and they are walking on asphalt and panting. Not all dogs get along. We’ve seen them damage cars. They can’t judge cars. Please keep them home. 

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To the person complaining about a hoarder. Did you consider asking them if they could use a helping hand, instead of being a peeping Tom. Help thy neighbor.  

September 21st, 2022

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We have a hoarder living in our community. He has trash bins, but in the years he has lived there they have never been out by the curb for pick up. You can see in the one window of the house, that isn’t covered up, that it is full of boxes, bags and who knows what. Complaints to the township were fruitless with them saying they can’t do anything unless it becomes a problem on the outside of the house. Keep in mind there are 8 foot tall weeds in the front flower bed but they don’t see that as a problem. 

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To the couple in the sports car at the fast food restaurant in Quakertown on September 1. I accidentally hit your car door when I lost my grip on my door. You should be embarrassed by the way you immediately reacted, including cursing in front of my 16 year old daughter, for something that was clearly an accident. I should have called the police. People like you make me lose faith in humanity. 

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I want to personally thank the person that found and returned my chain bracelet on Friday September 9th at Applebee’s in Quakertown. It meant a lot. Happy to see there are still honest and kind people around. Bless you!

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To KC and JK who surprised my husband and I at a Telford pizza restaurant by paying for our dinner. That was so very sweet of you!

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A big thank you to the nice young man who drove his truck across the highway to stop my runaway rollator. He was kind enough to bring it back to me in my driveway. I am on oxygen and have trouble walking, so there was no way I could have retrieved it. It is good to know that we still have nice people in this world. God bless.  

September 14th, 2022

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To the people that litter along the rail trail. This includes dog poop bags. Take your trash with you or dispose of it properly. 

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To me for losing my temper. I apologize to the woman that cut me off by Aldi’s in Quakertown the previous Wednesday. There was no need for me to shout an obscenity at you. Your turn signal was on and you started to turn but changed your mind, right in front of me. You were wrong but I was more so. That outburst was uncalled for, rude, and hurtful. Again, I am sorry for it. I promise I will be a better person in the future. 

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Thank you to the kind, honest person who turned in my wallet at Walmart. I was in a dead panic trying to retrace my steps. My whole life stuff was in there. It was all returned (plus gift cards inside). You were an angel and my savior that day! 

August 31st, 2022

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The Officers and Members of the Dublin Volunteer Fire Company would like to express our thanks for the community’s support for our recent Fire Company Fair and Annual Drive. 

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To the Good Samaritan who found my phone on Route 309 and took it to my father’s assisted living facility in Quakertown. I don’t know who you are, but you are an angel! Your actions helped me to retrieve my mother’s last voice message (she passed away in July). Thank you!

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To the owners of a black cat that roams around Farmers Lane, Sellersville. Please keep it at home. 

August 17th, 2022

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Coopersburg Historical Society would like to thank everyone who visited our yard sale and museum Open House on July 30. We met many new friends and enjoyed talking to all of you. It was fun to learn new stories about our history. Thank you also to Penny Power for printing the ads for this and our other events!

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Thanks to the kind folks who stopped along Oakhurst Drive last Friday when I got my feet tangled in the English ivy vines and could not get up after trying to pull weeds and fell.

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To the driver of the SUV on Tollgate Road on August 4th who had to pass a biker, giving only 2 inches. Your side mirror almost hit me and almost ran me into a ditch. Please share the road. You scared the heck out of me. 

August 10th, 2022

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To the gentleman who paid for mine and my mother’s breakfasts at JP’s Diner on August 4. Thank you!

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I would like to give a huge “Thumbs-Up” to all of the First Responders, Firefighters, Police, EMT’s, Paramedics and anyone else who has a connection with an emergency situation. To all of you that brave all sorts of weather to help put out fires, rescue people trapped in their vehicle or rush to someone’s home to give them medical attention I am so very grateful. You are out in the pouring rain, freezing cold, and now in high heat and humid temps doing your job. Most of you are paid but some of you (firefighters) are volunteers. The dedication you give to the community is appreciated beyond measure. 

August 3rd, 2022

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To Drew and Chris
at Redner’s for taking my water
and groceries to my car
during my recovery from cancer
and never taking a tip.
Thank you,
Sheila

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To the teenager
who drove 65MPH
on State Road in Sellersville
at 5:30am on Monday.
You nearly caused two
accidents.
First one you cut me off
when you were too close and
second you nearly rear
ended someone else
in front of you.
There’s no need
for that behavior.
Slow down!

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To the person
who found my Ford car keys
on your front lawn
(near 113 & Callowhill Road).
Thank you so much.
I have been looking
for them at work and home.
Your kindness shows there’s still
some good people around.

 

 

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To the person who disparaged the
“Thank you’s for buying a meal”.
ln my opinion your attitude
ls one of the reasons our
world is in it’s current downfall.
What is wrong with kindness?
Charity? Loving others?
What a thing to complain about!
I think you could
use some TLC yourself.
Let me know how we can
make your world a brighter place.

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To the person who
put a Thumbs Down to people
thanking people for paying
for their meals.
I don’t believe anyone is begging
for a free meal.
People do this out of the
kindness of their hearts.
Something you obviously don’t have.
We can never have to much
kindness in this world!
You should try being kind
“just because” sometime.

July 27th, 2022

 

 

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Thumbs Down to me
for my rude and reactive
behavior on July 1gth.
I got upset with a woman
in a supermarket parking lot
in Perkasie. I reacted inappropriately,
yelling at her from my car and
getting into a loud argument with her.
My behavior was unnecessary.
I handled the situation badly.
This isn’t how I act or
who I want to be.
l’m really sorry to this woman
and anyone else who might
have overheard us.

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To the fisherman
at Lake Nockamixon
on the evening of July 15,
for saving our daughter
from drowning when she
fell off her paddle board.
We are sorry we didn’t get
your name. Thank you
and many blessings
to you and your family,
for using your boat to
go save her.

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To the person who doesn’t understand
why someone would thank someone
for paying for their meal.
Um, what?
As someone who has been out
to eat with my family
(with every intention of paying)
and went to pay, only to be surprised
by the waitress saying someone
already covered my bill.
I have to say I’m confused by your
Thumbs Down.
It’s an ovenruhelming feeling
that someone would be so generous.
I have also been one to pay
for the person behind me
in a drive-through.
It isn’t that I think they are in the
drive through with
no intention of paying for themselves
(because why would anyone do that),
it’s paying it forward for acts of
kindness I have experienced myself.
I can’t believe that
I have to explain this to someone.
When a stranger
(or someone you know)
randomly pays for your meal while you
were out, they are being friendly
and are probably not even
doing it for a thank you
(most try to remain anonymous),
but you want to be able to thank
someone, so some people go to the
Penny Power.
Then, possibly, the stranger can know
what their generosity meant to them
and was appreciated.
Does that clear it up for you?

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Thank you to the nice lady
who paid for me and my
great granddaughte/s lunch,
at Bang Bang Hibachi
in Quakertown.
God bless you.

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To the
inconsiderate dirtbag
who found my debit card
and decided to go on a
spending spree instead of returning
it to my bank.

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To the person or persons
that stole my emergency gear
toolboxes from my boat.
You stole my ability
to help other boaters.
Please return the toolboxes intact.
No one’s backyard is
safe anymore!

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Big Thumbs Down
to the very insensitive person
complaining about generous people
paying for someone’s meal.
It’s nice to see some people
have a good heart,
unlike this Scrooge.

July 20th, 2022

 

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To the people who thank others for buying their meal at a restaurant. Are the people standing outside with their tongues out begging for a free meal? If you go out to eat have money to pay for it. Next thing I will read is someone thanking someone for buying their gas. 

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Thank you to our friends and neighbors for their continued support of Sellersville Fire Department activities. We had a successful carnival and look forward to seeing you all next year!

July 13th, 2022

 

 

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Thank you to the person who found my ATM card in the machine and took the time to return it to Penn Community Bank, located on Market Street on July 2.

June 29th, 2022

 

 

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To the person who stole my purple leaf begonia from under my red maple tree. Lower Saucon area. Missing about a week ago. Please return it, no questions asked. 

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To the person(s) who stole fishing rods and a table from the children’s fishing pond at Nockamixon State Park, on June 11 after a free children’s fishing tournament sponsored by Friends of Nockamixon State Park. Shame on you! Stealing is never acceptable!

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To the nice young lady and her daughter sitting next to me at The Coop on Friday, June 24th. When the waiter told me you paid for my dinner I was stunned! Thank you so much from the old man with the beard. I’ll pay it forward!

June 22nd, 2022

 

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Thank you to the nice gentleman in a black SUV who gave me 10 gallons of gas at a Souderton gas station on May 30th. Unbelievable!

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To the dog owners who fail to pick up their dogs’ waste at Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park. You must bring your own bags. Don’t ruin it for others. 

 

 

May 25th, 2022

 

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A very large “Thumbs Up” to the man who helped a lady on April 26th at 3pm in Quakertown. She was walking out of a store, tripped and fell half way onto the road. As luck would have it, the man behind her was able to help her up, pick up her groceries which were on the ground, and walked with her to her car. 

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To the person who mentioned a former employee’s name and the fact that she did not get the shot, so she was fired and now she will collect unemployment for the summer. This was not a private conversation and mentioned in front of another customer. It is not really this employee’s business to be talking about other former employees and telling customers about their personal choices. 

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To the people who mow their lawns and blow the grass into the streets. Sometimes it is in very big globs and that does get washed into the sewer drains when it rains. Please take care of the mess you make.

 

 

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Thumbs up to all the civic minded individuals, to the right and the left, democrat and republican, other parties, too, of all walks of life, who took the time to get involved in the primary election process. Now hat the primary is over, I’m looking forward to the roadside signs being promptly removed so all of us can appreciate this beautiful scenery our community has to offer. 

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To the business that allows their staff to wear politically motivated clothing to serve the public. 

May 18th, 2022

 

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To the Springfield Township Environmental Advisory council for all they do to make our community a better place to live. 

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Thanks to the whole crew at Upper Saucon Fire Department for serving 18,000 people in Upper Saucon Township, day and night, rain or shine. It’s easy to forget the department are all volunteers responding 24 hours a day. As the expression goes “Easier said than done isn’t being said by the people getting it done!” I’m too old to volunteer now but I wish did when I younger.  John Lennon was right… life happens when you’re busy making other plans. 

May 11th, 2022

 

 

 

 

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To the Quakertown students of the Varsity Football Team and Honor Society who volunteered to help set up and take down for the Quakertown Business Professional Women’s Paddle Raffle. You were a tremendous help! Thanks!

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This week I noticed four flea markets and craft shows all being held on the same date- June 4th! I set up for one. Is it reasonable to ask why organizers can’t connect with each other to stagger dates? I doubt if customers will attend all our!

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Pet peeves on drivers (How to cause an accident) Not turning on headlights at dawn and dusk and when it’s raining. Turning right when opposing traffic has a green left turn arrow. Yours is red! Riding my bumper when I don’t go over the speed limit. Richland Pike is not a speedway, it’s a rural road! With farms! Speed is 45MPH. Speeding in shopping centers and cutting drivers off at fast food lines. Signed: A Defensive Driver. 

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To those responsible for fixing the many pot holes on Richlandtown Pike. Great job! Kudos!

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To the person who stole my brother’s wallet when he passed away. Karma will bite you back one day!

April 27th, 2022

 

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To people who move to the woods and cut down trees to grow grass for horses. Before you buy a home, educate yourself about zoning! Resource protection has specific rules to follow regarding clear cutting. Protect the mere woods PA has left. Protect resource protection zoned properties and endangered flora and fauna.

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To Sandy from Richlandtown for cleaning up the wooded area behind Giant on Mill Street over Easter weekend.
Mother Earth appreciates you!

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To the kind gentleman who changed my tire at Wells Fargo Bank in Quakertown on a cold and rainy day.

April 20th, 2022

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To the residents of Coopersburg who park their cars in front of other people’s houses. You are inconsiderate and ignorant. Park in front of your own house or move.

April 6th, 2022

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To our Doug Tallamy disciples and the spring sprouts of their labors to transform their gardens with native plants to restore our native pollinators.

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To the intersection of Chestnut Hill and Allentown Roads. You can hardly see cars coming when pulling out and I’ve seen one accident plus two vehicles get stuck in the ditch. Something must be done!

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To all those who keep on keepin’ on. Always have love in your heart.

March 30th, 2022

 

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To those responsible for the upkeep of the dog park. How many times do we, as citizens of Perkasie, have to reach out for help with our dog park. It’s a mess to get in the big or small parks. We have to walk through mud and water. Shoes, clothing and dogs get full of mud. It is so bad many times the big dogs have to use the small dog side. All we get from you is “We are working on it”. All we ask is that you put mulch down so we can walk. All we hear is the trucks can’t get in, they will sink. Did you ever hear of a Bobcat? Why don’t you pick a day between 3pm and 3:30pm and our committee will meet with yours so we can solve this problem. Sincerely, Michael S. Crispino

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To the gentleman who bought this 80+ year old a butterscotch sundae on Free Cone Day at DQ. I thank you! You made my day!

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To the people at the traffic light at Front & Broad Streets who move over to the left far enough so that anyone that wants to make a right on red can. It does help to reduce some of the traffic build up, especially on the weekend. The light time being reduced has caused that problem.

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To Quakertown Masonic Lodge #512 for giving the homeless a warm place to sleep with a meal during the colder months. It would be nice if other organizations would help by taking turns hosting different nights.

March 23rd, 2022

 

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To all the people advocating for funding our public libraries. People turn to libraries for free access to information, entertainment, and welcoming community spaces. Internet access is a vital resource, but could never replace everything libraries offer.

February 23rd, 2022

 

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Thank you Penny Power! Two-toned blue/yellow masthead shout out for Ukraine! Stolat Ukraine!

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My sincere thank you to the gentleman at the local grocery store last week for acknowledging my service in the military during the mid-1940’s. Paying for my bill was a kind and generous gesture. This deed was a surprise
and reluctantly accepted. This gift was not only an honor to me, but received in awareness of your gratitude to all the other men and women who served our country. God bless you. A WWII Veteran

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To the people who tie out their dog numerous times daily and allow him to bark non-stop! Please be considerate. The whole block is tired of listening to your yappy dog!

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To all the people fighting and getting so upset about libraries getting funding. Does anyone even use the library anymore? Everything available at those libraries you can get on the internet. How about using the money for free internet instead?

February 23rd, 2022

 

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A big shout out to the lady walking her child on 3rd & Callowhill Streets in Perkasie. Thank you for selflessly disposing of the multiple blue bags of doggie poop that had accumulated all over the bushes which were regularly thrown there by some uncaring person. The citizens of Perkasie applaud you!

February 16th, 2022

 

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To the young woman who paid part of my order when my debit card failed at Giant on February 1st. Thank you very much! I will pay it forward.
May God bless you and your family.

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To my wonderful neighbors on Hillside Drive who shovel my sidewalk and bring my newspaper to my door. I appreciate your kindness. Hope you have a healthy New Year! Great people! Great neighborhood. Thanks a bunch!

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To the young man who stopped and stayed with my 14-year old son while his father was having a seizure in front of Menlo Park on Saturday night, January 29th. He and I both appreciated you staying with him until the police arrived so he wasn’t alone. Very scary for a child to see and you were the only one who stopped as he waved for help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

February 9th, 2022

 

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I cannot believe someone could be so naive to think a dumpster diver the last day of garbage pick-up before Christmas at 5am would think these people were picking up gifts for their ”precious children”. Get real! They were stealing money left for the collection people! They deserve extra at Christmas for their service. This has happened in my area, too.

January 26th, 2022

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To the teachers in our school districts along with all employees in our schools. Your dedication to the children is greatly appreciated. With the different changes in our world these are the days when children need attention. These should be the best years of their lives.

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To the young couple whom I met briefly in White Orchids Thai Restaurant in Center Valley. You made January 20th an early Valentine’s Day! Cupid was in rare form. They paid for my entire meal. What a truly fantastic couple you are! Thank you so much. I do promise to return your kindness by also being a Cupid and buying someone else a meal to make an average day a love-filled Valentine’s Day.

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To everyone who takes pride in their job and does that little bit extra- especially those who work with the public this time of year!

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To the kind and generous couple who paid for my dinner at Dan’s BBQ at Allentown Fairgrounds Market in late December. I was so totally overwhelmed by their thoughtfulness that I was speechless. Have a blessed 2022.

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To the people that are being critical about the person who you are calling the Christmas Grinch. That person knew what those people were looking for under trash can lids- Cash. Not clothes or food for their children. That’s how people tip their trash collectors for Christmas, tape it on the underside of the lid. That’s what I did until it was stolen one year. Now I send it to the company with the drivers’ names on it. So before you are critical, learn the facts. There are thieves out there that will even steal at Christmas. Even if they are poor they should not be stealing.

January 19th, 2022

 

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I had a lot on my mind last week and I absent-mindedly walked off from Walmart leaving my purse in the cart, realizing it when I got back to my car and went for my keys. I ran back into the store to Customer Service and thankfully, there was my purse behind the counter. A big, grateful ”Thumbs Up” to the honorable person who found it and turned it in totally intact. It’s nice to know that there are still honest andb decent people in the community.

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To the person who gave a Thumbs Down to the Christmas Grinch! Way to call them out! I was thinking the same thing. Shame on people who don’t realize we live amongst many who are in need of assistance! I’m glad another person felt a sinking feeling knowing someone needed something on Christmas Eve. I’m glad you sent in such a large shaming response!

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To everyone who takes pride in their job and does that little bit extra- especially those who work with the public this time of year!

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To the Good Samaritan who stopped and helped me get my husband up when he fell. He’s okay. Thank you very much and God bless wonderful people like you. Mary

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To the person or people who not only stole the cornerstone rock from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church- Ridge Valley, but to steal the baby Jesus from our outdoor manger display? Really?!! Shame on you! Stealing from a church! Disgusting! God is watching!

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To the young man and his daughter who I met briefly in the Weis Market in Dublin on December 26. They blessed me with a large sum of money. It’s so great to see God at work in this young family. I will pay it forward. Thanks again and may your family be richly blessed in 2022!

January 19th, 2022

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To the person who submitted the Thumbs Down on January 5th about the people in Pipersville lifting garbage can lids the last day of garbage pickup before Christmas. Shame on you! They were probably in a very poor financial situation. Scavenging for food, clothes and probably some kind of toy to give their children on Christmas morning. You’re a spoiled finger pointer, do you think they would choose that? I think not. Pride has no place when it comes to loving our children. They should be nominated for parents of the year. And you should be awarded the winner of the Biggest 2021 Christmas Grinch Award. Maybe someday, if you’re lucky, your heart will grow big, we must be our brothers keeper. Amen.

November 24th, 2021

 

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To all the high school marching bands and color guards who performed at the Cavalcade Championships at Hershey PA. Your dedication and commitment to music is great, especially in windy 40 degree weather. Also, thanks to the parents who support the bands with fundraising and the equipment. Your talent is greatly appreciated. Music brings happiness. Thank you. Pennridge Proud

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To people who are being very inconsiderate and invading the privacy of others by using phones in bathrooms and locker rooms. Also to the woman who was having a parent/teacher video call in a locker room. People need to be more considerate of others, these are places cell phones should not be used.

October 20th, 2021

 

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To whomever is responsible for the new pavement that was placed on Chestnut Hill Road between Limeport Pike and West Hopewell Road. The new pavement surface is far too irregular and should be scarified and repaved in the Spring at the contractor’s expense. It is really a shame how some people do not take pride in their work.

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To the dog owners who leave the dog waste bag for someone else to clean up on the Rail Trail. And Two Thumbs Down to those who do not clean up at all. Shame on you!

October 13th, 2021

 

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To youth sports organizations that schedule games and events on Sunday mornings. Some of us like to go to church. Show some respect.

October 6th, 2021

 

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To all the people who out of the kindness of their hearts and respect for the planet earth (our home) take bags on their walks and clean up trash along the way. Thank you for your caring and thoughtful consideration of others and our home, and giving of yourselves and your time.
Thank you so much!

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A Big Thank You to the Haycock Fire Company. They came to my son’s birthday party on Saturday.
We appreciate it greatly!

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A huge thumbs up to the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival! Not only did you put on a fabulous show this past weekend, but you generously accepted the displaced artists, crafters, entertainers and food vendors from the unexpected cancelled Tinicum Arts Festival. Your collaboration and kindness is greatly appreciated by all concerned. Thank you from the Tinicum Civic Association.

September 29th, 2021

 

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To neighbors who leave their dog outside, barking non-stop for hours on end, including in the middle of the night! Do you think your neighbors enjoy listening to your dog bark non-stop? Also, you should not leave your dog outside when you are not home, she’s barking non-stop then, too. Please be kind and keep your barking dog inside.

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A Big Thumbs Up to the men who helped my husband when the door panel in his car caught fire. One of them put the fire out with water and disconnected the battery. Another man got my husband’s wheelchair out of the trunk and picked my husband up and put him in his wheelchair. Also, thanks to the staff of Country Place restaurant for helping to calm my husband down and providing a cool place for him to wait until I got there. You are all angels! Thank you and God bless you. Donna & Charlie

September 15th, 2021

 

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To the two wonderful men who picked me up as I lay in the rushing water in Sellersville. You took me to my car and stopped traffic so I could go across the street. Both of you were wonderful as was the lady who was with you.

September 1st, 2021

 

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The Army Veteran & party want to thank a young man, his wife & son for paying for our meals on Saturday, August 28 at Country Place. Thank you! You are a great American!

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To the Borough of Souderton for bringing back ”Concert Sundaes”. Thank you to Indian Valley Arts Foundation, and all other organizations and sponsors. The entertainment brought joy to the area communities.

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To the person who trespassed and dumped two walkers and a disgusting used shower chair onto our back porch. You’re pathetic. Put your trash on your sidewalk. Also, it still had the elder’s name on it, which is a HIPAA violation!

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A big Thumbs Up to our amazing local fire companies! We had our oil tank collapse on Friday the 13th and the response was nothing short of amazing! The fire companies of Quakertown, Richlandtown and our own Haycock Fire Company came on the scene quickly and well prepared. We are so grateful as it could have been so much worse. Volunteers rock!! Support your local fire company!

August 25th, 2021

 

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Gallantry is still alive. I was crossing with a cane in front of a pick-up truck who had stopped to let me pass. All of a sudden he jumped out of his truck and stuck his arm out and said “May I assist you to your car?” With a “God Bless You” he drove off with a smile. I also drove off with a smile. You know who you are Dan!

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Thank you to the gentleman and the Pennridge policeman for helping us after our car wouldn’t start after our doctor visit. With all the unrest out there some goodness is still around. God Bless. Thanks again.

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I travel Route 309 through Coopersburg at 5:45am and return at 4:15pm. I seem to be one of the very few drivers who do obey the posted speed limit through Coopersburg. Cars & trucks – Slow Down!!!

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To the landlord for renting a space to people that made it a junkyard. It was nice before. I feel sorry for the lady that lives next to them. Her place is nice but has to see all the junk every day.

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To the house with the obscene flag. America has always had political parties with opposing views but we don’t need to use vulgar words to express our opinion.

August 18th, 2021

 

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To people who just walk out in front of vehicles at a crosswalk. There are signs that there is a crosswalk, but that does not mean that if you are not in the crosswalk area and a vehicle is 3 feet from the marked area that the driver is supposed to stop and you can just walk in front of the vehicles. You must be in the crosswalk and then the vehicles are supposed to follow the rules and stop for the pedestrians. This also goes for crosswalk areas in shopping centers and streets with crosswalks. For one woman pointing to the sign and stepping out into the crosswalk area near Target in Quakertown when I was just about 3 feet from the crosswalk and pointing to the sign that she saw and was hidden behind the trees still in the wrong because she was not in the crosswalk when I was approaching it.

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To Jason Moffett for taking time to help me find a display case for historic Bibles and thanks to the case owner for donating it to our church.

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To the property owners who do not trim their tree branches and bushes from hanging into the sidewalk areas where people walk. Also to the people who do not trim their tree branches from the road area where vehicles can get scratched up when driving by.

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To homeowners who have trimmed their plants and trees or removed them at intersections so drivers can have better visibility when pulling onto the roads. That has made for a safer intersection.

August 4th, 2021

 

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I really can’t wait for the construction in Coopersburg to be completed at Route 309/Passer Road. Just more discarded trash and litter for me to pick up on
Flint Hill Road.

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Thank you to Bill at Lake Nockamixon State Park for doing a terrific job grooming the bike trails. They never looked better!!!

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With so much hate filling our newspapers and air waves, I am so pleased to share some good news. I promised to repay the kindness of a couple who anonymously bought me a meal on July 3. I kept my promise and anonymously treated two people. Karma and ”paying it forward” are alive and well in Bucks County! Another most wonderful couple treated me to an excellent Sunday meal at Siam Restaurant, Buckingham PA. I was more than surprised when my server would not take my credit card, saying “No, the young couple you complimented paid for everything.” I again send warm thanks and a promise too. I will again return this kindness by anonymously treating another person to a terrific meal.

July 28th, 2021

 

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To the ”adult” who drives his dirt bike and ATV on a private road, completely ruining the recent stone work done on the Private Road. Look at the county tax parcel maps, not Google Maps for correct property lines. The stone lane is private. Google Maps is not a legal document!

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To the Thumbs Up about our wonderful Quakertown Community which was published on July 14th. I could not have put it into words better than you. Let’s not all hide behind our computer screens to chat. We can all build or rebuild a new type of community in person. I think Quakertown is a perfect model of this!! Diversity, integrity, honesty, principles and sincerity come to my mind first. America needs more Quakertowns!!!

 

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To the people who live in Hellertown who randomly set off illegal, commercial grade fireworks almost every weekend. Fireworks for July are meant to remind us of ”bombs bursting in air” which is exactly what they sound like to dogs, young children, and people trying to sleep for 3rd shift jobs.

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Thank you to the Community of Trumbauersville for bringing back Community Day and to thank the people who pay for and put on all the fireworks for us. Thank you to the Trumbauersville Fire Company for being there for all of us.

 

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To the kind person who paid for my bagels at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Souderton. Thank you so much! It will be paid forward.

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To the person who parks her car in front of some other house on the street just to be rude. If you parked in front of your own house, your car would be in the shade. We have great people on this street, please don’t spoil it!