They Told This 98 Year Old Woman She Was Too Old To Drive. What She Did Next Will Warm Your Heart

Evelyn, a 98-year-old woman, suffered a blow to her independence when her driver’s licence was revoked. She had not broken any laws, but somebody thought she was too old to drive.

“I was heartbroken at that. I really was,” Evelyn explained. “It made me feel old. It made me feel useless.”

The bus, belonging to the retirement community where Evelyn resides, once took the residents to the grocery store. Yet, the bus was given up without any explanation.

Without any means to travel from place to place, a lot of them were “stuck.” Evelyn’s neighbor, Joyce, was particularly distressed with this loss of freedom. So Evelyn made a promise to her friend.

“I’ll take you to the grocery store every week,” Evelyn said.

Undeterred, the spunky 98-year-old lady went to get her licence back. And she succeeded!

“[When] you make a promise, it’s important for me to keep that promise if it’s possible,” Evelyn said. “…I’m on the earth. I’m here. If I can contribute, I should! Shouldn’t we all? And not just think of ourselves?”

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Epic: This School Has One Simple Message For Would-Be Shooters

With the tragic reality of recent school shootings in our country, many question what can be done to prevent similar disasters taking place in our future.

Opinions swing from one side of the pendulum to the other. Many claim stricter gun laws is the answer. Yet, the Union Grove school district in Texas has chosen to take a stand on the other end of the spectrum.

Due to the likelihood of criminals disregarding stricter gun laws, the faculty and administrators of these schools have chosen to preempt any future attacks by arming themselves. This endeavor to protect the young lives on the premises, they hope, will put a stop to anyone who attempts to breach their security.

The sign alone should be enough to stop a potential school shooter in his or her tracks; but if not, the teachers and staff will be prepared to cease the “fire” before it really begins.

It is a sad actuality that people need to arm themselves in order to protect themselves; yet such is the world we live in today. Educators at schools like these serve as a reminder to us to be prepared for calamities, such as school shootings, forestalling them in order to maintain a peaceful nation.

Perhaps this stand will inspire the rest of our country to do the same because nothing is more important than protecting the lives of future generations.

Photo credit: KETK

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Watch: This May Be One Of The Most Ridiculous Things I Have Ever Seen Happen On A Plane

Everyone knows that being awakened by a crying infant on an airplane is occasionally a part of the in-flight experience. However, being jolted from your sleep by a man shouting declarations (such as “Allahu Akbar!”) is not what the average passenger would expect.

While flying from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Manila, Philippines, reddit user biff2204 said he awoke to the extraordinary scene of a man doing just this – and at the top of his lungs. Astounded by the display before him, biff2204 captured the moment and later shared the video on YouTube.

“[The man] had to cover his ears he was shouting so loud,” biff2204 said in the YouTube video description. “Just to be clear, I’ve seen plenty of people pray on flights before but never have I witnessed a call to prayer like this.”

The short clip portrays a man dressed in what appears to be traditional Muslim garb, screaming “Allahu Akbar” along with other phrases.

The Reddit post summoned an overwhelming response. Many commenters question why this kind of behavior would be permitted.

“I’m seriously confused why the staff did nothing about that,” wrote foodie42. “Let the guy finish the first time so it doesn’t escalate, then politely and sternly remind him that yelling anything on a plane is not acceptable.”

Despite this occurring twice within the 7-hour flight, biff2204 maintained a fairly balanced perspective on the matter.

“I have no problem with people adhering to their religious beliefs, but just please don’t shout in my face when I’m asleep,” biff2204 said.

While all can agree that the episode was “inconsiderate,” the man’s actions are cause for concern that a response could have resulted in something more drastic.

“Yelling “Allahu Ackbar” in a crowded airplane is this century’s yelling “fire” in a crowded theater,” wrote IonBeam2.

Perhaps this experience will serve as a lesson for future flights as airlines might consider implementing a new rule for decent, in-flight behavior.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom