Snowstorm Bright Spots: 5 Most Uplifting Stories
Also: A 100-year-old woman who sees ocean for first time
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2014 5:17 AM CST
People walk along a snow-covered street in Buffalo on Friday.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(Newser) – A pair of stories amid the misery of Buffalo's crazy snowstorm are among this week's most uplifting stories:

  • Her Car Buried in Snow, Mom Writes Letters to Kids: Karen Rossi got stuck in a Buffalo snowbank while driving home from work, then got jammed in further by a plow. When relentless snow buried her completely, she wrote farewell notes to her daughters. Thirteen hours later, a motorist spotted the only distress signal she could muster.
  • Buffalo Baby Born in Fire Station: When Bethany Hojnacki went into labor at home in Buffalo, the idea of making it to the hospital seemed hopeless. Her luck started changing when her husband found a stranded driver who just happened to be a maternity nurse.

  • 100-Year-Old Woman Sees Ocean for First Time: It was during a water-gun fight at her senior living facility over the summer that Ruby Holt told bystanders she had always wanted to see the ocean, which she had never visited in her 100 years on this planet. She finally made it this week.
  • Woman Has Worked for One Company 75 Years: Seventy-five years ago this week, Alabama's Bromberg & Co. hired 18-year-old Frances Moore to polish silver ahead of the holiday rush. Much to her own surprise, she never left.
  • 'Miracle Baby' Born at Just 23 Weeks: An infant in southwest China weighing all of 23 ounces has survived after being born at just 23 weeks. She came along after doctors had to perform an emergency procedure on her mom, and local media came up with a fitting nickname.
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