The Good Stuff

World War II veteran Andrew Haines decided years ago that he wanted a Norse-inspired funeral upon his death, and the U.S. Coast Guard obliged.

Mr. Haines, who emigrated from Norway in 1927, scaled down blueprints for a 100-foot ship to a few feet in the years before he died. It was then up to the Coast Guard to decide whether it would ignite the boat and send-off Mr. Haines‘ cremated remains in accordance with his wishes.

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Stephanie Latimer: (momma and cub) climb Santa Elena Canyon wall, March 21, 2014. I spotted them while I was kayaking and want to share with you my nature loving, rock climbing, suspenseful satisfaction.

From the father Mark Blitch:

Don’t own the rights to the song obviously, but this is pretty sweet. My four-year old heard the song come on, so I changed it. But he wanted it back on for some reason. Here is the first moment that he has been “moved.”

Heads-Up: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

Say, that reminds me…

OKLAHOMA CITY – A proposed law that would ease school rules when it comes to fake weapons is causing a stir.

It’s called the “Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act” and the bill’s author says it will protect children in school.

“Real intent, real threats and real weapons should always be dealt with immediately. We need to stop criminalizing children’s imagination and childhood play,” explained Sally Kern, Republican from Oklahoma City.

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As Deputy Barney Fife used to say: “This is big!”

The owners of the Mayberry Cafe in Danville are helping to host a two-day spring festival that will celebrate “The Andy Griffith Show.” Two cast members already have committed to participating in the May 17-18 event in Danville, said Christine Born, who co-owns the cafe with her husband, Brad.

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