Barber Earns Autistic Boy’s Trust For Years To Cut His Hair
When Jordie Rowland first came to Lisa Ann McKenzie’sbarber shop, she says it was a “disaster.” Jordie has autism and like a lot of other kids who have it, the stimulation of a haircut was terrifying to him, so he ran out of the shop. But his parents brought him back and McKenzie kept working with the boy, having the nonverbal child come into the Brisbane, Australia shop at closing time every two weeks so he could get used to her.
At first, McKenzie would only get a few snips in before Jordie would become agitated, but she stuck with it for two years, determined to give him a proper haircut. She even went to his house to see if it helped. And then a few weeks ago, the barber sang “The Wheels on the Bus” to the 12-year-old and they had a breakthrough.
She was just trying to calm him and it really worked. For the first time ever, Jordie sat still and let McKenzie give him a full haircut. Mom, dad, and barber were in tears as they realized their slow effort paid off. Now word has gotten out that she’s good with special needs kids and she has around 100 as customers.
“Maybe the reason is to do something like this,” McKenzie says. “To increase understanding for these kids.”
Source: Washington Post
School’s Comfort Closet Helps Students In Need
Thanks to teachers at Niota Elementary School in Tennessee, students who need hygiene supplies or clothes have a place to get them. Kindergarten teachers VanessaBateman and Heather Malick started a “comfort closet” stocked with clothes, shoes, and toiletries at the school, which is a combined elementary and middle school.
The comfort closet is in an old locker room, so students can discreetly go to the room to “shop” without other students seeing. This lets them focus on learning and they don’t have to be embarrassed about needing something. Parents and local businesses keep the closet full of needed supplies and Bateman says about 10 students a week use it.
Source: Sunny Skyz
Couple Celebrates 55th Anniversary At Restaurant Where They Met
Elmer and Fran Armstrong met at Steak ‘n Shake back in 1962 and really hit it off. The couple married the next year and this June will be their 55th anniversary. And to celebrate the big event, their granddaughter, Courtney Stepp helped them relive the day they met with a cute photo shoot at the restaurant.
Stepp says her grandparents had a ball at the photo shoot and were giggling and reminiscing about old memories. And when Steak ‘n Shake saw the photos, they sent Elmer and Fran an anniversary present in the mail.
“It’s hard to find people that can make it last,” Stepp says about her grandma and grandpa. “They are super good friends. They get along so well. They truly care about one another. True love can last.”
Source: Inside Edition
That Darn Question
12% of us hide our cash money here - Where is it?
Dawn's give away hint...It's pretty safe until you have to go through the airport security check. It's also possibly the smelliest way to carry your money...
Answer: Our shoe
Congratulations to Kelley in Lincoln!