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(The Indy Channel)   Man, 90, meets girl, 5, whose life he probably saved by stepping between her and a charging horse   (theindychannel.com) divider line 33
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2013-11-05 11:31:51 AM
Are you a "glass half full" or a "glass half empty" kind of person.

What was your first though at reading the "Man, 90, meets girl, 5 " part of the headline?

Apparently, I'm a "glass half empty" kind of person because I thought "You sick Floridian senior"

Fortunately, my first thought was wrong.
 
2013-11-05 11:47:12 AM
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2013-11-05 11:48:41 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Are you a "glass half full" or a "glass half empty" kind of person.

What was your first though at reading the "Man, 90, meets girl, 5 " part of the headline?

Apparently, I'm a "glass half empty" kind of person because I thought "You sick Floridian senior"

Fortunately, my first thought was wrong.


Fortunately, someone else had the same thought as me.
 
2013-11-05 11:49:57 AM
What a selfish guy.  Throwing himself in front of that horse so he'd get to be the headline in the human interest story.
 
2013-11-05 11:53:05 AM
He should have just taken away its credit card.
 
2013-11-05 11:54:13 AM
They could have at least gotten a better photo.

The photo makes it look like the child is freaked out by him and is hugging her mom to get away from him.
 
2013-11-05 11:54:55 AM
Stuff like this doesn't usually make me all teary, but the "I'm 90, she's 5. I've had a life, she hasn't" bit got me a bit a dusty. ;p
 
2013-11-05 11:54:58 AM

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Yeah....not the best picture they could have used.


Still, balls of Inconel there.
 
2013-11-05 11:55:13 AM
Greatest generation.
 
2013-11-05 11:55:57 AM

there their theyre: I_Am_Weasel: Are you a "glass half full" or a "glass half empty" kind of person.

What was your first though at reading the "Man, 90, meets girl, 5 " part of the headline?

Apparently, I'm a "glass half empty" kind of person because I thought "You sick Floridian senior"

Fortunately, my first thought was wrong.

Fortunately, someone else had the same thought as me.


Thirded, ostensibly. More like Fifty-seconded, I'm sure.
 
2013-11-05 11:56:01 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Are you a "glass half full" or a "glass half empty" kind of person.

What was your first though at reading the "Man, 90, meets girl, 5 " part of the headline?

Apparently, I'm a "glass half empty" kind of person because I thought "You sick Floridian senior"

Fortunately, my first thought was wrong.


o/

Me too.
 
2013-11-05 11:56:16 AM

there their theyre: I_Am_Weasel: Are you a "glass half full" or a "glass half empty" kind of person.

What was your first though at reading the "Man, 90, meets girl, 5 " part of the headline?

Apparently, I'm a "glass half empty" kind of person because I thought "You sick Floridian senior"

Fortunately, my first thought was wrong.

Fortunately, someone else had the same thought as me.


oh thank GOD I'm not alone.  I must read Fark too often
 
2013-11-05 12:01:22 PM
Reminds me of walking in a busy shopping mall and almost decking the two year olds whose parents let walk ten feet ahead of them.
 
2013-11-05 12:04:35 PM
I don't usually get allergies in the autumn - it must be dusty in here today.
 
2013-11-05 12:05:58 PM
Well earned tag. What a heartwarming tale.
 
2013-11-05 12:06:11 PM

Teedee: Stuff like this doesn't usually make me all teary, but the "I'm 90, she's 5. I've had a life, she hasn't" bit got me a bit a dusty. ;p


yeah, that part was tough
 
2013-11-05 12:08:57 PM
Odd that it was two years later and  he wanted to meet the girl he saved.  You'd think the family of the girl would have wanted to thank him face to face while he was in the hospital or sooner.   Not 2 years later with a "ugggh get away, creep" picture.
 
2013-11-05 12:09:42 PM
Wow. Dusty.
 
2013-11-05 12:14:20 PM

JC22: They could have at least gotten a better photo.

The photo makes it look like the child is freaked out by him and is hugging her mom to get away from him.


Maybe she was.  After all she's 8, and there wasn't any quote from her in the article about meeting the old dude.  Sounds a bit suspicious.

"Kiss him!  He saved your life!"
"Mommy, no!"
 
2013-11-05 12:26:31 PM

Billy Bathsalt: Greatest generation.


Yep, those guys don't seem to know what fear is, and they have honor.

/Damn horses kicked up a little dust...
 
2013-11-05 12:31:43 PM

IRQ12: Odd that it was two years later and  he wanted to meet the girl he saved.  You'd think the family of the girl would have wanted to thank him face to face while he was in the hospital or sooner.   Not 2 years later with a "ugggh get away, creep" picture.


Exactly. If any of my kids are saved in a hero-injuring event, You can bet we'll all be at that hospital weekly with flowers and magazines.
 
2013-11-05 12:36:53 PM

waterrockets: IRQ12: Odd that it was two years later and  he wanted to meet the girl he saved.  You'd think the family of the girl would have wanted to thank him face to face while he was in the hospital or sooner.   Not 2 years later with a "ugggh get away, creep" picture.

Exactly. If any of my kids are saved in a hero-injuring event, You can bet we'll all be at that hospital weekly with flowers and magazines.


And handies, don't forget the handies.
 
2013-11-05 12:50:40 PM

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2013-11-05 01:34:30 PM
So much dust in my office right now.
 
2013-11-05 01:45:46 PM
For a guy his age, he's got some pretty healthy forearms. At least the right one.

Good job ole chap.
 
2013-11-05 02:06:11 PM
The horse is glue now right?
 
2013-11-05 02:09:39 PM

EdNortonsTwin: waterrockets: IRQ12: Odd that it was two years later and  he wanted to meet the girl he saved.  You'd think the family of the girl would have wanted to thank him face to face while he was in the hospital or sooner.   Not 2 years later with a "ugggh get away, creep" picture.

Exactly. If any of my kids are saved in a hero-injuring event, You can bet we'll all be at that hospital weekly with flowers and magazines.

And handies, don't forget the handies.


Goes w/out saying.
 
2013-11-05 02:54:31 PM

Teedee: Stuff like this doesn't usually make me all teary, but the "I'm 90, she's 5. I've had a life, she hasn't" bit got me a bit a dusty. ;p


This
 
2013-11-05 03:42:09 PM

tinyarena: Teedee: Stuff like this doesn't usually make me all teary, but the "I'm 90, she's 5. I've had a life, she hasn't" bit got me a bit a dusty. ;p

This


That got me, too.  If you have never been in the path of a charging horse, let me assure you that it is terrifying.  The fact that he jumped between them nearly made me cry...and then I read that.
 
2013-11-05 04:48:35 PM
And don't forget, racehorce on top of that. And the size of the guy, he looks like a former jockey. worked at the track for half a century. He knew exactly what he was stepping into.

That's throwing yourself on the grenade sized balls.

I'd like to think I'd do the same thing, but i don't know if I would have the presence of mind to actually start the reaction. If I could start moving, I'd commit to it, but look at everyone else who just froze. A few reacted by bailing, but most just stopped cold or tried to figure out what the hell to do.

A 25 year old soldier would get a Medal of Honor or some special commendation for that. This guy should be sponsored by Donald Trump and Bill Gates, send him to Vegas, put him in a suite, and pamper the stuffing out of him. His nurses and doctors should be capable, smart, hot (or at least have smoking hot friends) who would be willing to happily do whatever unspeakable things that man could dream up. That's the civilian version... Or my version.
 
2013-11-05 05:34:11 PM
If grandpa can live to 103, Miss Roxy Key should ride him harder then a wild horse would stomp a 5 year old. That would be a helluva reward and a helluva send off for the old chap.
 
2013-11-06 06:22:20 PM
That man deserves some Corinthian leather boots!
 
2013-11-06 08:36:41 PM

PainfulItching: And don't forget, racehorce on top of that. And the size of the guy, he looks like a former jockey. worked at the track for half a century. He knew exactly what he was stepping into.

That's throwing yourself on the grenade sized balls.

I'd like to think I'd do the same thing, but i don't know if I would have the presence of mind to actually start the reaction. If I could start moving, I'd commit to it, but look at everyone else who just froze. A few reacted by bailing, but most just stopped cold or tried to figure out what the hell to do.

A 25 year old soldier would get a Medal of Honor or some special commendation for that. This guy should be sponsored by Donald Trump and Bill Gates, send him to Vegas, put him in a suite, and pamper the stuffing out of him. His nurses and doctors should be capable, smart, hot (or at least have smoking hot friends) who would be willing to happily do whatever unspeakable things that man could dream up. That's the civilian version... Or my version.


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