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Oldest National Park Ranger Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Happy birthday to the oldest National Park ranger in the U.S. – Betty Soskin, who turned 100 this week.

Born September 22, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan, Soskin was an activist during the civil rights era, as well as an author and businesswoman.  She joined the National Park Service in 2004 at the age of 84 “to educate others on Black women in history and all women during World War II.”

The community Soskin lives in, Richmond, California, dedicated a middle school in her name and the National Parks Service will celebrate her 100th birthday with a special commemorative ink stamp. (Source: ABC News)

Soskin said “People need heroes,” said Soskin. “And I’m maybe one of those.” Indeed you are. ~Randi

 

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Groom Surprises Stepdaughters with Surprise Adoption Proposal at Wedding [[Video]]

A groom brought everyone to tears when he asked his future stepdaughters if he could adopt them.

During the wedding ceremony to their mom, he also wrote vows to her two daughters and then he got on one knee and asked the girls if he could adopt them.

My eyes are leaking

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Upcoming iOS 14.5 Update Is Making Me Smile… Under My Mask Of Course

Apple is updating its iOS operating system to iOS 14.5 next week and if you are not an Apple product lover this won’t mean much to you but…

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The new iOS will allow users to restrict the ability of Facebook and other apps running on the platform to track your activity on your phone and online, or stop tracking all together. You will also get the opportunity to choose a different Siri sound, unlock your FACE-ID iPhone with your Apple Watch AND the ability to unlock your phone while still wearing your facemask, and more. (Source: engadget.com)

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Arkansas Family’s Neighbors Show The Real Spirit of Christmas

An Arkansas family who was sent a racist note in regards to their Black Santa display is receiving national headlines thanks to the family’s neighbors.

The Kennedy family received a racist note in their mailbox asking them to remove their Black Santa saying,

Please remove your negro Santa Claus yard decoration. You should try not to deceive children into believing that I am negro… Yours Truly, Santa Claus.

The Lakewood Property Owners Association denounced their involvement after it was revealed that whoever sent the letter used their return address. Lakewood personally assured the family that they were valid members of their community.

After neighbors heard about the letter they decided to support the Kennedy’s by putting up Black Santa’s all over the neighborhood.

Chip Welch, 70, who has lived in the neighborhood with his wife for more than 20 years said, “We were all pretty concerned about it, and we decided it would be poetic for everyone to get Black Santa’s.” Welch continued saying, “It was unsolicited, it was undeserved, it was un-Christmas, and hopefully it was not reflective of Lakewood, and certainly not reflective of the kind of country I want to live in.” (Source: Washington Post)