Have you ever heard this word?
(GLURJ) n. A sentimental or uplifting story, particularly one delivered via e-mail, that uses inaccurate or fabricated facts; a story that is mawkish or maudlin; the genre consisting of such stories.
According to wordspy, snopes.com coined the expression in 1998. Why such a derisive expression? I don’t know. Isn’t truth stranger than fiction?
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. — G. K. Chesterton
H/T to That Mr. G Guy’s Blog => Video: A Little Boy ‘Pays It Forward’ In Memory of His Soldier Dad
What does the average kid do when he finds a twenty dollar bill on the ground? Most would go blow it on toys and candy. To an 8 year old that’s like a million bucks.
8 year-old Myles Eckert found the twenty in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant, and at first, he had thoughts of buying a new video game. Then he spotted Lt. Col. Frank Dailey in uniform, also eating at the restaurant.
At that moment, everything changed.
“Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Myles explains.
Myles’ father was killed in Iraq when he was 5 weeks old. He remembers his dad through family pictures.
Myles wrote a note for Daily and wrapped the $20 bill inside.
“Dear Soldier — my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got…
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