President Obama surprises couple at their wedding

Who better to crash your wedding than the President of The United States?!  Hard to believe?  Well this is what happened to Jon and Sayli Gibbs during their wedding in 2012.

Jon and Sayli were all ready to tie the knot at the Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa on September 1st.  One week before their big day, the couple was informed that President Barack Obama was going to hold a last-minute rally at the same place on the same day!

Luckily, the President's large rally ended an hour before the wedding.  The crowd cleared out and made way for the bride and groom.  Jon and Sayli were incredibly surprised to receive a handwritten note from the busiest man on the planet and several presidential gifts.

The note read: "Congratulations on the wedding! Michelle and I wish you a great life together! - Barack Obama"

The gifts included a silver cup, silver tray, and a bag with the official seal of the President.

Now that is a gift and day that this couple will never forget!





Peace & Love,
Jon
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Man gives ailing wife a surprise white Christmas

Some people will do anything they can for the one that they love.  All Laurie Pearson wanted this year was a beautiful white Christmas.  Her husband Kevin was going to make sure that happened. 

“In August we found out her cancer had metastasized to her bones and brain, so I didn’t think we would have her with us this Christmas,’’ Kevin said in an interview with TODAY.com. “I started racking my brain and came up with an idea. I just wanted her to be happy because I was afraid this will be her last Christmas."

He couldn't make the skies turn cold and the snow to flutter down over their home in Wilson, NC, which rarely gets snow, but he had another idea.  Kevin hired a local Raleigh, NC company called Snow My Yard., a part of Greater Raleigh Refrigeration. They came out and covered the couple's yard in snow.

“There was a glow on her face and then she smiled and said, ‘What have you done now?’ The look on her face, that was my Christmas. I just wanted to see that happiness on her face.’’ Kevin stated.

The neighborhood kids and family had a blast in the snow.

Laurie's niece, Kyleigh, playing in the surprise snow. - Image Credit: Janice Jones

 

“She always says it’s the little things that make the biggest difference, and she lives each day to make a difference,’’ Laurie's sister-in-law Janice Jones said.

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

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Tupac Hologram Surprises Fans

Attendees of the Coachella Music Festival (http://www.coachella.com/) were surprised (and some spooked :) when a very lifelike hologram of the deceased rapper, Tupac appeared on stage.  This was great news for Tupac fans who had the opportunity to experience a very real performance by one of the most popular artists of all time.

This "hologram" was actually not really a technical breakthrough or even a real hologram.  It was actually based off of what is called a "Pepper Ghost" effect which was created by John Henry Pepper in the 1800's! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper's_ghost

It is a really neat effect which made many fans happy.  That's why this is good news.  It made fans happy and gave them an opportunity to "see" and artist that they would not normally have the opportunity of seeing.  This does brings some new questions to mind:

 

1.  Will the Tupac Pepper's Ghost go on tour?  

2.  Will more deceased artists go on stage? Bob Marley? Michael Jackson? Elvis? Whitney Houston? Jimi Hendrix?

3. Will other artists go on tour exclusively as holograms?

 

No matter what happens after this, it was still really wonderful for fans to "see" an artist that they never had the opportunity to see in person.

 

The video of this surprise performance is below.

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