A friend of mine told me a story about a man named Joe. This was a kind man. He donated his time as a big brother and at the YMCA as a hockey coach. His family and friends say he was a caring person. He liked to see children happy and healthy. He thought of himself as an ordinary Joe. One night Joe bought a lottery ticket, as he did every week. The next morning Joe got a call from a guy saying that he was from the lottery company. The man told him that he was a lottery winner. He told Joe that he will bring the money to him in three weeks on April 1. Within a week life changed for Joe. He stopped going to the YMCA. He thought that he had no more time for Big Brothers. Joe became a selfish, greedy person. His wife divorced him. His friends left him but he didn't care. He thought he needed only his money. Two days before April 1, Joe decided to buy a new car and sell the house and live with his mother until he got his money. On April 1 Joe waited for his money. At 2:45 p.m. there was a knock on the door. Joe ran to the door. He thought it was his money but it wasn't, it was Joe's old college friend who screamed April fool. Joe didn't win any money. It was an April fools joke by his old friend. It turned out Joe was already a rich man before he thought he won money.
Submitted by: Donnie Mac Donald
Glace Bay Day Class
My friend Allan is so kind to me because he does things for me. Allan has let me borrow his truck and he fixed my truck. When we were going to pick up a car one day we stopped at a store to buy two pop. Allan paid for the pop and bought two bags of chips for us. It was his treat. Allan has told me he is proud of me going to school. He has also given me good advice.
I made him a gun rack in woodworking class in Dominion School. I put the rack in Allan's truck and drove to where he worked. I told Allan that his truck door didn't close and I asked him to come out to see if he could close it. He said nothing is wrong with this door and then he said who owns this gun rack? I said you own it. I made it for you. He was very surprised. He was good to me and I was good to him and he is one good friend.
Submitted by: Troy Christoff
If I won the lottery, I would not tell anybody because people would bug me for money. I would be stunned at first and I would not know what to do. I would give some to the church because the church will give it to people who need it. I would buy some furniture and clothes because I need it. My life wouldn't change because I wouldn't be selfish. I would put the money in the bank and live off it. People would be my friend until the money runs out. If one of my friends need help with money for bills I would help them out. I would go out more often maybe to bingo.
Submitted by: Karen James
Glace Bay Day Class