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Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:08 PM

Old woman & squirrel photo :-) (update full story in replies!)

Last edited Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:03 PM - Edit history (1)


Thanks to my friends for the full story below.

OS

https://www.facebook.com/bonnieblossman/photos/a.607773652624249.1073741825.155191754549110/769547496446863/?type=3


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Reply Old woman & squirrel photo :-) (update full story in replies!) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2015 OP
niyad Dec 2015 #1
pacalo Dec 2015 #2
roguevalley Dec 2015 #3
Samantha Dec 2015 #4
erronis Dec 2015 #5
Mariana Dec 2015 #10
japple Dec 2015 #6
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2015 #7
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2015 #8
Octafish Dec 2015 #9
BlueJazz Dec 2015 #11
Jack Rabbit Dec 2015 #12
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2015 #14
Ivan Kaputski Dec 2015 #13
d_legendary1 Dec 2015 #15
MisterP Dec 2015 #16

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:10 PM

1. awwwww, thanks for this adorable pic, steve. need all the joy we can get.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:23 PM

2. I like her spirit!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:42 PM

3. that is beautiful

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:50 PM

4. That is so cool!

Thanks for sharing.

Sam

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:54 PM

5. I'm not quite as old as this wonderful lady, but this is a good idea to not have to bend down.

I've learned that once you bend over (to tie a shoe or something else), you start looking around for other things to do while leaning over. It's one thing to bend down, it's another to get back upright.

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Response to erronis (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:30 PM

10. Also, it's best not to hand feed wild animals that have sharp teeth.

My grandmother got bitten and scratched pretty badly trying to give a squirrel a peanut from her hand. Some noise scared it and it freaked out. She had to go get a tetanus shot, but fortunately her doctor said squirrel bites aren't a rabies risk.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:59 PM

6. Read the whole story here. Ricky Syers is an amazing man and craftsman.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 02:59 PM

7. The background to this - it's a great story:

Puppeteer and once-silent West Village activist form friendship over marionettes

Nearly every day in Washington Square Park, Ricky Syers' beloved handmade marionettes dance for children, tourists and longtime neighbor Doris Diether, whose very-own mini-me has become a staple in his show.
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It was while his marionettes were performing in the park on July 30 that Diether, who temporarily lost her voice a year ago due to an injury, first approached him.

"One day she comes up to me and whispers, 'I have something for you,'" he recalled.

Opening a scrap book she revealed old newspaper clippings and articles she had written on marionettes back in 1974. Articles more recently added to her collection were ones she had seen on Syers' work, which she cut out and saved for him.
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Over the next three to four days, approximately 50 hours went into creating Diether's doppelganger, which stands more than a foot tall.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/puppeteer-once-silent-activist-form-friendship-marionettes-article-1.1484244


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:05 PM

8. Very special!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:18 PM

9. Thank you, Steve!

That is an amazing moment in the life of a truly wonderful human being.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 03:45 PM

11. THAT'S what life is all about.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 04:56 PM

12. The old woman is as cute as the squirrel

That picture makes her look like a million dollars.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:56 PM

14. Exactly!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 05:51 PM

13. Well that is a safe way to feed em. I've been bitten before while feeding them.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 06:06 PM

15. Thanks for the feels trip Omaha Steve

and I didn't have to sign a permission slip.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:12 AM

16. it's little old ladies all the way down?

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