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Anders says a complete stranger noticed she wasn't wearing shoes.
"She stopped and took her socks off and put em on my feet," said Anders.
That good samiratan was just the first of many to offer to help.
A neighbor donated the family toys and the gifts have continued to arrive.
Tiffanie's husband Joshua says there's no way the family could replace all the clothes and Christmas gifts they lost for their two young daughters.
"I just want everybody to know how appreciative me and my family and kids are," said Joshua. "It's not like I can say kids sorry Santa Clause can't come to a burnt down house this year."
With the generosity of people in Gallatin and Cottontown the Anders feel like Christmas will happen for their daughters.
As it turns out the couple is happy to even be thinking about presents.
The fire started just before 7 AM in the section of the house where those Tiffanie's daughters usually sleep.
"I brought em to my bed to sleep with me this morning," said Tiffanie. "If my children had been sleeping in the living room where they generally do sleep we would not have made it out."
The fire's cause has not been determined but the family believes it may be related to an electrical problem.
Friday, December 14 2012, 06:53 AM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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