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  • Steve Young 8:58 AM on June 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Trust, acknowledge, commit, dwell and delight 

    Trust, acknowledge, commit, dwell and delight.

  • Steve Young 10:50 AM on June 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Cook Children’s in the community 


    Each year, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial brings tourists, golf fanatics, and some of the world’s best professional golfers to Fort Worth during the week before Memorial Day. Louis Oosthuizen, a South African born PGA golfer, was in town to play in the tournament. While staying at a nearby hotel with his family, Louis’ 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, got her hand stuck in the hinges of the bathroom door and nearly lost a finger. Louis immediately rushed Sophia to Cook Children’s where she underwent surgery to repair the injury. “If I’m in doubt ever to have any surgery or something for my kids, I’ll fly in to see them,” Oosthuizen said. “The way they handled it, the way they spoke to us and treated the kids — it was amazing to us. I didn’t even know there were hospitals like that,” said Louis. To read the full article, visit the PGA Tour website.

    Louis Oosthuizen

    Also taking place during the week of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial was the 25th Annual Bedpan Open. PGA golfers participating in the tournament took time to visit with patients and their families at the medical center and play putt putt golf on a course designed by our Child Life Specialists in our atrium! This year’s golfers were Bo Van Pelt, Mark Wilson, Sean O’Hair and Dustin Johnson. View pictures from the day here!

    25th Annual Bedpan Open

    While in Fort Worth, Dustin Johnson not only visited our patients at Cook Children’s but he also pledged to donate $500 for each birdie he made during the local tournament. He was true to his word and generously donated $7,000 to Cook Children’s to cover his 14 birdies! “I want to help support kids in any way I can,” Dustin said. “They do such a great job at Cook Children’s Medical Center. It’s a wonderful facility. I was really glad to get to go there and visit with some of the kids.” We are so thankful for Dustin and all the golfers that have a heart for our patients.

  • Steve Young 7:24 AM on June 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Gotta be good for ya! 

    Today is National Chocolate Eclair Day.  The word “eclair” comes from the French word, meaning “flash of lightning”.   The connection between this and the French pastry remains unclear.  

    Long Johns are marketed under the name eclairs in some parts of the United States.  The two are not quite identical.  Long Johns are made with donut pastry and typically filled with a vanilla pudding or custard.  

    My long johns are made with cotton and filled with…me!Image

  • Steve Young 7:09 PM on June 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    World sauntering day 

    Take it easy; relax, go for a stroll and enjoy some valuable ‘me time’ on Sauntering Day – a day which encourages you to slow down and enjoy the world around you.

    Well, I’m a little late with this but go ahead and start now!

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  • Steve Young 1:05 PM on June 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    A tradition of Scouting… 



    A tradition of Scouting is the respectful and reverent retirement of American flags that have been well used.  A story of one retirement can be viewed here.  The flag being retired by Troop 453 from Waco was brought from Afghanistan by an Eagle Scout from the troop serving there.  He is holding the field of the flag in the second photo.  Another inspirational retirement will be held on Flag Day, June 14.  Over 200 American flags will be retired by Scouts and Scouters.  Click here to see this flyer for more details.



  • Steve Young 8:10 AM on June 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ten fascinating facts on the 70th anniversary of D-Day 

    On June 6, 1944, about 150,000 troops stormed the beaches of France in the epic D-Day invasion that proved pivotal to the Allied war effort. But how did the idea originate and how did the Allies pull off such a huge task?

    The numbers involved in the Normandy landings are still staggering today, and unlikely to be seen again in a modern age of combat. Here are a few of the numbers, and some fascinating facts about this historic event.



  • Steve Young 7:55 AM on June 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    In honor of National Doughnut Day… 

    Whether it’s powdered, filled or a hot Original Glazed®, stop in for a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme. 

    Gotta love this…the offer is accepted in all the US including Puerto Rico but excludes Connecticut. Sorry northern Dudes and Dudettes.


  • Steve Young 8:46 AM on June 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Texas Small Land Sales Report 

    About the Texas Small Land Sales Report
    The Texas Small Land Sales Report is a combination of 2013 small land sales
    data provided by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and local
    insights from Texas REALTOR® leaders in each market. The Texas Association
    of REALTORS® distributes insights about the Texas housing market each month,
    including quarterly market statistics, trends among homebuyers and sellers, luxury
    home sales, international trends, and more. To view the Texas Small Land Sales
    Report in its entirety, visit   TexasRealEstate.com.

    About the Texas Association of REALTORS® 

    With approximately 90,000 members, the Texas Association of REALTORS® is a
    professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in
    Texas. We advocate on behalf of Texas REALTORS® and private-property
    owners to keep homeownership affordable, protect private-property rights, and
    promote public policies that benefit homeowners. Visit TexasRealEstate.com  to learn more.

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