Talking about’s happiest stories of 2006 – Year in Review –



How nice to see a little ray of sunshine peeking through my otherwise Christmas crabbyness.  I’m not reformed, just a sucker for a good story with a happy ending.

The envelope, please:

1: Frugal woman dies at 100, donates $35.6M
Florida native’s fortune goes to local diabetes and cancer research

2: Homeless man finds best reward is honesty
Community rallies around man, gives him $4,000 for returning $21,000 bond

3: Hero catches tot as she falls from high window
Plucky immigrant honored for quick-thinking act that saved toddler

4: World’s tallest man saves dolphins in China
Herdsman, 7′ 9", uses long arms to pull plastic from creatures’ stomachs

5: Awesome auto does 1,000,000 miles, retires
Super Saab still has mostly original equipment; has new home in museum

6: School sweethearts reunite, marry after 47 years
Internet helps connect couple who had split up in the ninth grade

7: Ex-Marine, wife win $200 million Powerball
Odds of winning were 140 million-to-1; couple bought tickets in Iowa

8: Generous slot machine gives away piles of cash
Newspaper: Glitch turns one-armed bandit into one-way money machine

9: Speeder stops to help trooper chasing him
Officer crashes in car chase reaching 120 miles per hour; no citation issued

10: Honest guy gets $10K he found — 10 years later
Patience pays off for upright worker who found cash in university library

There’s some more good news here –’s happiest stories of 2006 – Year in Review –

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