Angel Scribe Good-News-Letter April 23, 2005
Another Day...Another Miracle...Immersed in Miracles!
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In this Edition:
Marianne Williamson on TV
Another Day...Another Miracle
Cat Rescued from War
Angel Scribe is going to NY
Saturday Night, April 23rd
Millions of fans can enjoy their
favorite Inspirational speaker
Marianne Williamson as she
appears on PAX TV's
"Faith Under Fire"
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Well, another day – another miracle!
This time it involves you!
Recently, an Israel Angel Scribe reader
phoned, and in a gentle-broken English
accent described how important
the newsletters were to them...and
how the newsletters are a constant
bright light in the stress of their life.
Then they said they would like
to contribute to support the newsletters.
I thought, "Oh, it must be a $20 donation."
It took over a week for the donation to be
processed and arrive in Oregon.
In the meantime, on April Fools day,
my angel office computer crashed.
The following Sunday, as I walked
past my husband into the Angel office
he said, "Oh, by the way a new
computer is $1,000."
Upset and worried, I thought, "Gosh, how
am I going to pull $1000 out of thin air?"
I turned on my lap top computer to
check my bank account and saw
something so confusing my brain
would not wrap around it.
The account had $1,050 in it.
How could that be possible?
Then a light went on!
I immediately emailed the reader in
Israel and asked if they had something
to do with the miracle money manifesting!
They said, "Yes, the newsletters are a
bright light for me, and I know they
are for others too."
Then I had to tell them that they
were the miracle for the newsletters
They had NO idea that the computer
had crashed, and they sent the support
from their heart to keep the newsletters
flowing...and their gesture surely is
keeping it flowing to you!
So thank-you to the wonderful reader
in Israel from all of us!
Because of you, the newsletters will
continue... your act of kindness touches
hearts around the world!
The new computer arrives next week!
(I am on my little lap top, so the format
of this issue is different.)
Dearest Readers, when life backs you
in a corner, know that miracles can and
Mary Ellen ^I^
If you want others to be happy,
If you want to be happy,
- Dalai Lama -
Taos Reservist Rescues
Feline Friend from War
By Kathryn Holzka
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Copyright 2005 Albuquerque Journal
Garfield is a cat who won't take no
for an answer.
Not from a general, not from a captain,
not from a lieutenant and certainly not
from a bunch of soldiers who booted
him off several convoy trucks transporting
U.S. troops from Iraq to Kuwait for the trip
home after a year long deployment.
In a scenario worthy of a feline version
of the World War II movie "The Great
Escape," the lean and lanky Iraqi-born
kitty now calls Taos home after covering
more than 6,500 miles to take up residence
with his owner, Spc. Regan Weber, who
returned last week with the Taos-based
1115th Transportation Company of the
New Mexico Army National Guard.
Of course, Garfield had a little help from
They included another bunch of soldiers
who let him hitch a ride, a few officers
who weren't upset that Garfield was
headed stateside, Weber and a volunteer
group called Military Mascots that helps
soldiers bring home their adopted pets
from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Weber, 23, a truck driver and gunner
with the 1115th, said Garfield, figuratively
speaking, saved her life, and "I wasn't
going to leave him behind if I could help it."
Stationed at Camp Cook in Taji, a town
about 12 miles north of Baghdad, Weber
said a friend from another base, Camp
Gunslinger, gave her the kitten because
she had gotten depressed and homesick
about six months into her deployment.
"He thought I needed something to take
care of, and since the kitten desperately
needed a home, he brought him to me,"
she recalled Wednesday from her mother's
home in Taos.
Her mother, Yvonne Montgomery, is also
an animal lover.
Between them they have five dogs and
four cats, counting Garfield.
Weber learned about Military Mascots
from the armed service newspaper Stars
With her mother's help, they contacted the
group to ask for assistance in bringing
Garfield to the states.
According to the group's Web site,
the Massachusetts-based organization
works to heighten morale by helping U.S.
service members to get their mascots
home to their families.
The military's General Order 1A
prohibits deployed troops from
adopting or even caring for pets.
But many soldiers do it anyway,
Weber said she had made all the
arrangements to ship Garfield home,
and that Garfield, safe in his carrier,
set out with the troops in a large truck
convoy for which she was serving as gunner.
They set out around March 11
on a 400-mile drive to Kuwait
and then home.
But when they crossed over to
Camp Victory in Kuwait,
Garfield was discovered by
a captain, who said Weber
couldn't take the cat, a decision
reinforced by a general.
Eventually, a lieutenant told her she
had to get rid of the cat, and he tossed
it over a dirt berm surrounding the camp.
An hour later, the convoy rolled out
again, headed for Camp DoHa-a
90-minute drive away.
"I was crying and beside myself,"
But the next morning, a soldier who
arrived on a third convoy behind Weber's
came up to her and asked her if she was
the one who had a cat.
"He told me this cat kept jumping on
the trucks in the convoy and that the
soldiers kept throwing him off, but he
kept jumping back on," Weber said.
The soldiers finally let him stay on the
truck, said Weber, who later rediscovered
her lost pet hiding under a tarp on the
back of a truck.
An officer from another unit let Weber
use a satellite phone, and she called her
Kuwaiti contact with Military Mascots, who
sent someone to pick up Garfield.
Weber said the cat flew on a commercial
flight from Kuwait to Houston, where he
was picked up by a volunteer from the
Shenandoah Animal Hospital in Woodlands,
Texas, and put on a plane to Albuquerque.
Her mother collected Garfield in the
Duke City and took him to his new home.
Garfield made it home before Weber,
arriving on March 21, five days before the
1115th Transportation company got back
to Fort Bliss in El Paso.
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to help author- friends find
publishers and literary agents
for their books.
I am assisting long time
"Angel Scribe" subscriber,
Randy Peyser, at Book Expo
BEA is the publishing industry's
largest trade show in the United
States with 2,000 exhibits.
(Randy has successfully helped authors
find literary agents, publishers, and
media connections for her clients
at this event for years.)
If you are interested in finding
a publisher or literary agent, I can
help three more people, please
let me know ASAP!
If you know and love anyone that
lives near the Jacob Javitz Conference
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Or if you are going to the BEA and
want room mates, let Randy and
This is my first time in New York City!
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