Sunday, January 18, 2009

Newspaper

And here is the newspaper link. I have one correction to make, the boys were not home when the fire started.

33 comments:

dizzblnd said...

How amazing are these people that live inside your computer? $7,000?? WOW!! I know it is just the tip of the iceburg but WOW. You have truly amazing friends on-line and off. I feel blessed to "know" you, for you have taught me a lot. May God continue to bless you and your family

Janna Qualman said...

It's just a fabulous article, moved me to tears.

Best to you, Travis.

alex keto said...

The article seems pretty good. Maybe you shouldn't wrap tomorrows fish with it.

Leigh Russell said...

What an inspiring outcome from such a terrible experience.

David said...

I wish he had included the URL for your blog and not just its name.

Patti said...

wow. i love us...

Michelle said...

It warms your soul... I love it!

Melissa Marsh said...

Awesome article, Travis, and so wonderful that so, so many people have offered their help and support, no matter if it be prayers or books or money. Renews your faith in mankind.

You're still in my prayers. :-)

Aaron said...

Sensationalist journalism at it's best. ;)

All kidding aside, a nicely written article.

Georgie B said...

Excellent article Travis.

Hope things are still going smoothly for you.

debra said...

See, we DO live in the same town. And like people who live in the same town we take care of one another , one brick at a time. The Power of One.

Barrie said...

Heart-warming article. And I loved how he mentioned the My Town Monday posts. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Very nice write-up, sans that one error.

Monnik said...

I'm so glad you received such a great response, Travis.

And I hope things are to their 'new normal' very soon.

Bee said...

Travis - I've been thinking about you so much. The article is great; it is nice for people to read about kindness for a change.

Clare2e said...

If there weren't an error, it wouldn't be journalism! But you sound solid and sane in your quotes, and if it's a feel-good story that helps other people reach out, well yay!

What you said at the Habitat site about not having to stress to prioritize and being able to jump in with whatever your family needs and wants to do next is exactly what we'd wish for you, whatever stress relief we can help provide.

Plus laughs and chicken gravy.
Tell me you got the pallet-full of chicken gravy!

Annie said...

Thanks for posting the link. I hope things are going well today and that your spirits have been raised by the love that surrounds you and your family.

Reb said...

Travis, that was great. I am amazed at the amount that has been raised already.

laughingwolf said...

continued prayers to you and yours, bud

angel, jr. said...

Keeping your family in my thoughts. It was a well written article...

Cloudia said...

Judging by your blog posts, you may have a real future in NONfiction! Now I'm off to read the article. Best Wishes, Travis
Aloha

Rick said...

I try not to read the paper so much because it's so damned depressing, but reading the article about you and your family caused me to see that newspaper articles can be written with empathy as well. You have a lot of good friends out here that you've never met, Travis!

Barbara Martin said...

Travis, I don't know why you were worried about the article...it's a great article about the goodness of friends wherever they are.

NAVAL LANGA said...

Mr. Travis Ervin

I read the article.
I liked one sentence: has seen his friends step forward, a community of friends he's never met, never even talked with.

That's the life, Gentleman. And we really get what we give to the society and the friends.

God bless you.

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Sepiru Chris said...

Cheers Travis,

Good for you; I hope everything continues onwards and upwards.

the walking man said...

The article was good.

Junosmom said...

The definition of "having met" may have to be expanded some day. I have blog friends that know as much or more about me than ones that live nearby. Nice article.

Stacy said...

That is a great article, even with the one error.

preTzel said...

That story really hit home about how even though we are separated by computer monitors, CAT lines, modems, phone lines, etc we all are a community.

May your blessings continue to grow by leaps, bricks, and bounds Travis.

Crystal Phares said...

I think it is great that they did the article, Travis.

You are still in our prayers. Talk to you soon! - Crys

huddlekay said...

I haven't commented on any of your previous posts about the fire. It's just so hard to know what to say. But it makes me feel better about the world around me to know that when it really matters, people step up and take care of each other.

And not only how other people are taking care of you, but the way you handle the situation, yourself. I'm so proud to know you.

you're always in my thoughts, always in my prayers...

Michele said...

Wonderful article, Travis. All the best to you and your family!

Michele

P.S. Inaccuracies are common in journalism... just happened a few months ago in an article on our family too. :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for sharing. Glad to hear you've rec'd some good, solid help. :)