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Police Corporal Annette Goodyear Is A Hero.

While there is much emphasis in this world about the small percentage of bad cops out there, we often need to remember the good ones.

One of the good ones is Corporal Annette Goodyear:

NORTH EAST, Md. (WJZ) — A crossing guard in Cecil County saved a North East Middle School student and was hit herself after a motorist failed to stop in time at a crosswalk.

Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger shared video of the incident, showing the guard, whom she identified as Cpl. Annette Goodyear of the North East Police Department, raising her hand to stop traffic as a student approaches the crosswalk.

Hershey Bear Fans Being More Than Bearable.

We all need “feel good” stories these days as it seems that all the news is depressing.

Enter the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and their annual “bear toss,” which was held on January 19. 2022.

For the past fifty years, the fans of the Bears had thrown stuffed animals onto the ice as part of the “Bear toss.” The event had been cancelled for the last two years due to COVID and the fans were ready for its return.

The fans had set a “world record” in 2019 of collecting 45,650 toys in 2019.

Irish Bar “Fines” Customers For COVID Talk. We Like It.

Like many, the managers of The Alt Bar in Killea, Ireland were tired of all the COVID talk.

The publicans were joking with customers how Covid seems to be the only chat nowadays and pub goers agreed.

Speaking on Radio One, manager Conor McDevitt said: “No matter what they started talking about, it was back to the virus.

“So we just thought we’d try and bring in an atmosphere that people were talking about common things.

“It’s quite strange that people aren’t chatting about the weather in Ireland anymore.”

The bar instituted a two euro “fine” for anyone that mentions COVID while in the bar.

Glitter Bomb 4.0.

You may remember the fellow we wrote about a few years ago who was angry and fed up when a person stole a delivered package off of his front porch. Thus, the “Glitter Bomb” was born.

He’s baaaaaack with Glitter Bomb 4.0.

To be honest, the project is amazing, but he also touts other revenue generating things he is doing, and while understandable, it is somewhat irritating (in our opinion.)

The bottom line is that people who steal other peoples’ stuff off of their porch -especially this time of year – are complete and total scum.

Guess The Christmas Song!

Something different today as we are tired of writing a bunch of negative things.

A group called “WayNation” puts out positive videos featuring different Christian artists.

They periodically host what they call “Guess the….” where various people and artists gather for a “contest” to see who can guess the song before their opponent does.

This is their Christmas Song “battle.” (It’s fun to play along.)

Can you guess these Christmas classics before CCM legends, Michael W. Smith & Steven Curtis Chapman? Also, watch Wally take on Marc Martel of “How Many Kings” fame.

Happy Thanksgiving.


To say it has been a strange year is an understatement. Like many people, we often focus on what is wrong in our little world rather than what is good. Even with social distancing, masks, politics and the whole lot, we still have a lot to be thankful for.

We here at Raised on Hoecakes hope that you, your families and friends pause for a few moments today to consider and be thankful for all the blessings in your lives. We want to thank all the people who make this little corner of the blog-o-sphere happen as well as those who stop by and read the posts.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Proclamation
New York, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

“Spot Me Up” | The Rolling Stones & Boston Dynamics.

Boston Dynamics is back again, showcasing a series of robots nicknamed “Spot.”

40 years ago, The Rolling Stones debuted their iconic Tattoo You album. We’re helping them celebrate.

Happy Halloween!

Hope you and your family have a fun filled, Happy Halloween.

Here’s some fun, and relatively easy decorations for your Halloween party!

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