84 Year Old Bill Hogencamp of Phenix, AL Credits Stray Dog ‘Mahjong’ with Curing Him of Incurable Cancer at Christmas

A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE … MAN’S BEST FRIEND CREDITED WITH CURING CANCER,

84 year old  Bill Hogencamp of Phenix, Alabama was diagnosed with incurable cancer of the gall bladder, liver, colon and the lining of his abdomen last May. His doctors told him that he would never see Christmas, December 25,  2014. Mr. Hogencamp had accepted his fate as be believed he had led a full life. However, Bill Hogencamp and his wife, Kathy, made the decision to still try and fight the cancer as well. In October he had surgery to remove three large tumors. Following the surgery is when the miracle began. After the surgery, his wife went to pick up her husband from a rehabilitation center, she noticed a dog dangerously wandering down the road. the dog walked past several cars, before it came up to hers and put his paws up on her door. She opened up the door and took in the stray pup. Initially they were not going to keep the dog; however, after not being able to locate its owner, they became attached to the little  Maltese. They named him Mahjong. The dog fell in love with Bill Hogencamp and rarely left his side. The two became inseparable.  Hogencamp underwent chemotherapy. Just before the holiday he received some miraculous news,  Tests showed that Hogencamp was now cancer free.

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Pic – ABC News via Mark Hogencamp

“I hadn’t had a dog in twenty years and I had no desire to have a dog,” he said. “I kept saying we need to find his owner.”

Despite an extensive search and nearly a dozen false leads, the Hogencamp’s were never able to track down the dog’s owner. They learned from a vet they visited during their search that he was a Maltese, probably around 6 years old, fixed but not chipped.

Besides, the dog very quickly won Hogencamp over. They soon became inseparable.

Whenever Hogencamp sat down, the dog — who they named Mahjong after Kathy’s favorite card game — would jump in his lap. Whenever Hogencamp napped, Mahjong would curl up next to him. When Hogencamp returned home after being out, Mahjong would hop onto his hind legs and dance with joy.

As he and his wife settled into life with a dog, Hogencamp underwent chemotherapy. Just before the holiday he received some miraculous news: Tests showed that he was now cancer free.

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MIRACLE OR HAPPENSTANCE, YOU MAKE THE CALL, BUT DON’T FORGET THAT DOG IS GOD SPELLED BACKWARDS.

Hogencamp’s doctors were at a loss for words to explain his miraculous medical turn of events of now being cancer free. However, the Hogencamp’s believe that little Mahjong has played a huge part in Bill  Hogencamp’s remarkable and miraculous recovery.

The doctors are at a loss to explain this amazing turn of events, Hogencamp’s wife said. But she said the family believes that Mahjong has played a huge part in her husband’s recovery.

“The dog seemed to know right away that Bill was sick and it was his job to take care of him — and Bill knew it was his job to take care of the dog,” she said.

Hogencamp agreed. He said their relationship gave both him and the dog a sense of purpose. Although he knows he owes much of his cure to great medical care and a lot of luck, he said that he is convinced the little white dog was sent to him to help him get better.

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Male Passenger Thrown Off American Airlines Plane After PC Scrooge Flippied Out After Airline Staff Says ‘Merry Christmas’

MAYBE THE NEXT TIME YOU FLY, YOU WILL CONSIDER TAKING AMERICAN AIRLINES, I KNOW I WILL …

A male passenger was tossed off an American Airlines plane at La Guardia Airport in New York on Tuesday after he flipped out and took offense to being wished a Merry Christmas by airline staff. The idiot went mental when he was greeted not once, but twice by American Airline personnel with a “Merry Christmas.” Instead of just smiling and accepting the greetings, the passenger had to spew his PC bullsh*t and then went on a rant that not everyone celebrates Christmas and lectured them that they should not say it. This fool would not stop and was in turn thrown off the plane. Good for the folks at American Airlines. As the Grinch was escorted off the plane, the other passengers cheered and applauded. Hell, had I been on the plane I would have led the others on board in a rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” serenading the jerk off the plane.

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A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.

The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.

The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”

Once on the plane, he was warmly greeted by a flight attendant who also wished him a “merry Christmas.” That was the last straw.

“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’?” the man raged before lecturing the attendants and the pilot about their faux pas.

He was escorted off the plane as other fliers burst into cheers and applause.

I am all for freedom of speech, but some time people just need to STFU. No body cares that one person on a plane full of people, traveling on the day before Christmas, gets offended by being wished a Merry Christmas. At some point the 99.9% of people do not need to have their lives impacted by the opinions of one idiot. Congratulations to American Airlines for doing the right thing.

Layaway Angels Give the Gift of Giving This Christmas Season … Thank You!

THE GIFT OF GIVING …

Across the United States, secret Santa’s and layaway Angles have warmed the hearts of many with their gift of giving during the Christmas season. From Massachusetts to Florida, from Pennsylvania to California and all places in this great land, Christmas is a time of giving in honor of our most precious gift of all.  To be honest, I did not even know there was a charitable organization called Pay Away the Layaway. org that accepts donations to do just that. However, I think like other individuals, I would rather personally go to the store myself and do it. The thanks from those who benefited from these kind gifts is so special. Especially during the current times that so many are experiencing  tough times, even though we have those in power telling us that the economy is good. As one of the mother’s who received the layaway gift said, “when you live week to week, its hard”. Yes it is and that makes what these Layaway angels do very special.

Under layaway, customers purchase items, but the store holds onto the physical merchandise as they pay it off in bits over a few weeks. For those with uncertain cash flows and limited access to credit, it’s a structured way to save up for the holidays. But even this system can be a stretch too far to make those final payments, coming due at many stores at the end of this week.

Unpaid, those gifts risk going back on the shelves instead of under the tree — unless a miracle happens. Enter the “Layaway Santa.”

Brockton, Mass ‘Layaway angel’ pays off thousands for families to put presents under their tree for their children.

The Brockton Enterprise reported that the unidentified man went to the customer service desk about noon Monday with $3,000 in cash and handed it over to pay off the layaway bills of other customers, said Jim Doucette, loss prevention lead detective at Kmart at 2001 Main St.

“He had $3,000 and he wanted to apply the money to delinquent layaways that would otherwise be cancelled for nonpayment,” Doucette said. “He specifically requested that we apply them to layaways containing a lot of toys, basically Christmas gifts.”

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Layaway Angels’ descend on Kmart, Walmart and Toys R Us stores in Lancaster County, PA.

In acts of holiday generosity, anonymous benefactors around the country have been going to  retailers and paying off the balances for customers who had items on layaway.

At a Walmart in Mechanicsburg, one man recently paid $50,000 to retire the layaway balances for 100 customers, and in Lancaster County, “layaway angels” have shown up  at Kmart, Walmart and Toys R Us stores.

Layaway Angels are Helping Shoppers in Panama City, FL.

“Layaway” angels have descended in Panama City. It’s not a K-Mart initiative, but a Christmas tradition born out of kindness.

K-Mart assistant manager Larry Riley says this has been going on for a few years, but this year, people have been more generous than ever before, paying off layaways as high as $5,000.

Layaway Angels Granting North Texas Christmas Wishes

As families in north Texas cross off their own Christmas lists, so called “layaway angels” are helping put gifts under the Christmas tree for strangers.

“It’s passing it on,” says Jim Butcher, the president of Eagle Land Services Inc.

For a third year in a row, Butcher has made the trip to a Toys R Us in Hurst and paid the layaway tabs for dozens of families.

Butcher says growing up, he personally experienced this kind of generosity from his community.

Near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, an anonymous donor, who goes by the pseudonym Santa B, wrote out a check for $50,000 to pay the remaining balances on layaways for families in need at one Walmart store there.

It’s so common that the layaway registers at Walmart actually have a “Good Samaritan” button. It basically allows associates to randomly select layaway customers buying only toys and helps facilitate acts of kindness.

‘Layaway angels’ surprise shoppers by paying off debt in Detroit, MI

Karlisa Ducan always told her three children that God allows Santa Claus to manifest in limitless forms, giving her 4-year-old, 8-year-old and 14-year-old a reason to believe.

On Wednesday, Ducan thanked God aloud as she hugged the four Santas standing near the Kmart layaway counter, who she said made Christmas a bit brighter by paying off her $500 debt to the store.

“Santa is involved in everything,” said Ducan, a 34-year-old mother from Warren. “Each Christmas is big, but this one will be the most blessed. This is the best feeling in the world.”

‘Layaway angel’ brings holiday cheer to families in Prescott, AZ.

Vennie Bowden remembers plenty of layaway Christmases – those holidays when gifts were chosen early and then painstakingly paid off in the weeks leading up to the big day.

“I was raised penny to penny,” Bowden said.

So, layaway was an obvious choice for Bowden when she was looking for a way to help out during the holidays.

After launching a successful business – Arrow Fire Support Services – this year with her husband David, Bowden said, “I’ve been very blessed.”

These 5 ‘layaway angels’ ring up holiday cheer.

Just check out these five amazing stories of layaway generosity:

1. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: An anonymous man put over 100 customers in the holiday spirit Monday, spending $50,000 at a Walmart on toys and electronics they had on reserve. The man did not reveal his real name, telling the store to just call him Santa B. “We’ve had layaway angels come but the extent was $5,000. This is much higher,” store manager Steve Myers told ABC News, adding that it was “pretty cool” that the guy chose that store out of the thousands of Walmarts.

2. Lake City, Florida: The Walmart in Pennsylvania was just one of four stores that were visited by Layaway angels Monday. An anonymous patron visiting the Lake City Walmart Supercenter also did his part to share holiday cheer, paying over $63,000 and closing at least 300 accounts for customers. “It was an outstanding thing,” store manager Gary Taylor told ABC News. “It’s good to know there are still some good Samaritans in the world.” A third patron cashed in a $51,000 check on all layaway accounts in Chiefland, Florida. It is unknown if the two patrons are the same person. The fourth store was in Kansas City, Missouri and received $10,000 on layaway items, according to a Walmart spokesperson.

3. Auburn, Massachusetts: Most layaway angels go unnamed, choosing to remain anonymous. But Cathy O’Grady is one who became big talk Dec. 12 when she walked into a Toys R Us in Auburn and paid $19,600 in layaway items, having spent $2,000 earlier that day at a Toys R Us in Framingham. O’Grady is the owner of Sofia’s Angels, an organization that specializes in helping all people, especially those in need. She says her mother, who passed away from breast cancer 17 years ago and for whom the organization is named after, inspired her to be generous. “She was always a giver, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to carry on her legacy and her memory,” O’Grady told ABC News. “It took me long enough to figure out what I wanted to do.”

4. Johnson City, Tennessee: Toys R Us, like Walmart, is one of the most frequent stores that layaway angels visited. One store in Johnson City recently had one who covered 52 layaway counts, racking up $5,000 in total, according to one benefactor Monte Riffey, who had about $900 in layaway at the Toys R Us. “It was very heart-warming,” she told ABC News. “Of course, I was very shocked that someone would do that for someone they didn’t even know. I was very shocked and appreciative.”

5. Charleston, West Virginia: Most layaway angels make their good gestures anonymously but we won’t hold that against Jed Smith, who spent over $1,000 on layaway items for people as they lined up at the register in a local Kmart, according to CBS-affiliate, WPEC CBS 12. “I’m Santa Claus today,” he said to one shopper, Leann Heater, in a quote published by WPEC CBS 12. “I’m going to cover this for you.” Smith did not return calls to ABC News for comment.

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014 FROM SCARED MONKEYS … “I Bring You Good News of Great Joy that Will Be for All the People. Today in the Town of David; a Savior has Been Born to You”

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM SCARED MONKEYS …

On this special day we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and for all to always remember the true reason for the season. As you are unwrapping presents, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, eating your dinner and experiencing the joy of this day, always keep in mind the true reason for the season because  on this joyous day …  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”

Merry Christmas

Joy to the World, the Lord has Come … Wishing all a very Merry Christmas on this blessed day!!!

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger (Luke 2:10-16)

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Merry Christmas to all …

On this Christmas day I share with you some of my favorite versions of Scared Monkey’s favorite Christmas songs. God Bless and Merry Christmas.

 Silent Night – Bing Crosby

Nat King Cole – Away In A Manger

What Child Is This – Charlotte Church

“O Come Al Ye Faithful” – Martina McBride 

Go Tell It On The Mountain – Dolly Parton

Oh, Holy Night – Michael Crawford with Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Angels We Have Heard on High – Andrea Bocelli and David Foster

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing- Jewel

Joy to the Word – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Daily Commentary – Thursday, December 25, 2014 – Merry Christmas to All From Scared Monkeys Radio!

  • Wishing everyone a joyous and safe Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Pope Francis Christmas Address Calls for Peace in Syria and Middle East & Urges the Faithful to Have an Open Heart, to Avoid ‘Pride, Deceit & Self-Seeking’

During his first Christmas address to the throngs of faithful outside of St. Peter’s Basilica and across the world , Pope Francis called for Peace in the Middle East and for all to have an open heart, to avoid pride, deceit and self-seeking. The Pope hoped for a better world, including successful Middle East negotiations in the land of Jesus’ birth, peace for Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Iraq, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict.

Pope Francis on Christmas Day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus’ birth, for Syria and Africa, as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict.

Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping “for a better world,” and with those who “care for others, humbly.”

Among places ravaged by conflict, Francis singled out Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Iraq. He also prayed for fruitful peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians

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Pope Francis - VIDEO UK Telegraph (click on pic to watch VIDEO)

The Pope calls for Lord of Life to protect all that are persecuted in your name. Pope Francis went on to say, “Child of Bethlehem, touch the hearts of all those engaged in human trafficking that they realize the gravity of this crime against humanity. Look upon the many children who are kidnapped, wounded and killed in armed conflicts and all those who are robbed of their childhood and forced to become soldiers.”

“Dear brothers and sisters today in this World in this humanity is born this Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Let us pause before the child of Bethlehem.”

During his first Christmas Eve Mass as head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to emulate Jesus to avoid the darkness of the world.

MERRY CHRISTMAS from SCARED MONKEYS 2013 … Joy To the World, The Lord Has Come!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM SCARED MONKEYS

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On this special day we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. As you are unwrapping presents, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, eating your dinner and experiencing the joy of this day, always keep in mind the true reason for the season because  on this joyous day …  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas on this blessed day!!!

Luke 2:10-16:

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger

Away in a Manger – Amber Thompson

Oh Holy Night – Charlotte Church 

Silent Night – Bing Crosby

Angels We Have Heard on High – Andrea Bocelli and David Foster

Hark the Herald Angels Sing - King’s College Cambridge Choir

JOY TO THE WORLD!!! – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Merry Christmas To All From Scared Monkeys Radio

  • Hoping 2013 was a banner year for you!

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BAD SANTA Makes His Own Naughty List … Robs Volusia County SunTrust Bank in Port Orange, FL

So much for Santa Claus using the chimney to deliver presents when he can use the front door to rob a bank …

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a man wearing a Santa hat, beard and long white wig walked into the Volusia County SunTrust Bank in Port Orange, Florida with a wrapped package and demanded money telling the bank teller that the package was dangerous. So what happens when Santa makes his own naughty list?  The bad, robber  Santa was described as about 6 feet tall and in his 30s or early 40′s. The bank was later evacuated; however the package was found to be harmless. The incident took place on December 23, 2013.

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Bad Santa robbing Bank – pic: Port Orange Police Department

The man, wearing a Santa hat, beard and long white wig walked into the bank in Port Orange about 3:15 p.m., two days before Christmas, with a package wrapped in red patterned holiday wrap, a picture released by police shows.

The robber placed the box on the counter in front of a teller, implied that the package was dangerous and demanded money, said Lt. John Jakovenko, a police spokesman. He did not have a weapon.

The fake Santa, who also wore sunglasses, walked out with an undetermined amount of cash and left the package behind.

Santa Claus Shot With Pellet Gun at Toy Giveaway in Southeast Washington, DC

Move over Philly Eagle fans, you have nothing with throwing snow balls at Santa, DC just trumped you and shot Santa with a pellet gun.

As reported at WUSA-9,  (VIDEO)Santa Claus suit was shot with a pellet gun Tuesday morning at a toy giveaway in Southeast Washington, DC  at the 22nd annual Barry Farm toy drive. Good grief, who knew Santa did not need Rudolph and his shiny red nose leading the way through the snow and fog, but instead a bullet proof Kevlar vest? Santa was shot in the shoulder and was sent off to the hospital in an ambulance, rather than his sleigh. Amazingly enough, the shooting got caught live on video as WJLA was interviewing Santa at the time.

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Honestly, what the hell is this world coming to when Santa has to worry about being shot? You can rest assured, the punk who did this was put on Santa’s permanent naught list. Making matters even worse in the story is that police were called to the scene, but could not really do anything because they could not enter any homes to find the punk(s) responsible because they had no search warrants.

VIDEO – WJLA

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