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The Slice

Paul’s People, No. 86

Tim is active with the Browne's Addition neighborhood council.
Tim is active with the Browne's Addition neighborhood council.

Browne's Addition's Tim Finneran has been a loyal Slice reader for years.

And he has appeared in my column many times.

Here's my favorite item based on something Tim sent me. (This appeared on Oct. 10, 1998.)


Discovering a secret hiding place: Timothy Finneran and his girlfriend recently had company over for a final backyard cook-out of the season.

"As the day wore into evening, it started to get a bit chilly out on the patio," Finneran wrote. "My girlfriend thought that she would grab a few of her sweaters and pass them out to some of the guests.

"Much to her embarrassment, one of the female guests put her hand into the pocket of the sweater given to her and pulled out a very dead mouse. We guess that one of our cats had deposited it there."


But Tim thinks this one, from March 16, 2000, might be his favorite.


Unexpected things happen.

"A plus-sized woman in a plus-sized wheelchair, and her companion prepared to depart the bus," wrote Timothy Finneran.

First, the woman's companion unloaded a slew of groceries, Then, with a bit of a struggle, the petite driver helped the woman in the wheelchair get off the bus.

"Without batting an eye, the challenged woman then stood up from the chair, helped her companion load the week's worth of groceries onto the wheelchair, and pushed it off into the sunset."

A young man seated near the front of the bus exclaimed, "It's a miracle! It's a miracle!"


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