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Not All Thieves Are Stupid


This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology. GPS A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.

Something to consider if you have a GPS – don’t put your home address in it… Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.


MOBILE PHONES I never thought of this…….

This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet… Etc…was stolen.
20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says ‘I received your text asking about our Pin number and I’ve replied a little while ago.’ When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff to ld them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text ‘hubby’ in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson:         Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.

Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc….

And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet ‘family and friends’ who text you..



“Borrowed from”   Keri Abbott

I had the rare experience and opportunity to live in a small community in North Idaho for several years, in a town named Athol. During that time I got to know and became friends with a number of people, many of which have been mentioned in the article below. Megan McCormick was a young girl at the time and attended school at Athol Elementary with my 3 children and her and my daughter, Krystiana often spent time together. As it is impossible to live in Athol and not become acquainted with most everyone, we got to know many of the families that have had deep roots in this area (and all over the panhandle) for many years… I don’t think anyone who has spent time there can forget The Bells, The McCormicks, The Moores, The Wootens, The Upchurch Family and many others! (I certainly won’t!) I must say, I was constantly amazed at the amount of true raw talent that I saw in these people in this very small town. It is the most common and ordinary thing to spend an evening in front of someone’s bonfire or in a living room or garage or at a “Cousins Campsite” listening to the warm and friendly sounds of guitars and mingled voices! Megan truly does come from a LONG line of accomplished musicians on both sides of her family and I know they must certainly be so very proud of her!! I think it is a beautiful thing that she not only has achieved such success, but that she remains TRUE to those roots!! It should inspire us all to have a dream, work hard and GO FOR IT!!! I am looking forward to seeing the heights that she, and others from the Pacific Northwest as well, will soar to! YOU GO MEGAN!!!! 🙂

Please read the following article from The River Journal about a truly amazing musical talent and a friend of mine, Megan McCormick. She is going to be a “household name” before long and you will most definitely be inspired when you hear her story…