This place is a place for you to come and
have many laughs and find many things to just sit back and enjoy but
when I read this in my emails tonight I had to share it.
So many of us forget just what our country stands for and in doing so we
forget our brave men and women who stand and if need be give there life
so that we might be free. I ask that each one who comes to this page
will take just a min from your day and say a prayer that God will
protect each and every one of those who stand for us. We never know just
whom or what that person we see a head of us in what ever line it might
be has or are going through and that but for the Grace of God it might
be you. Thanks for reading this.
'Some people!' snorted a man standing
behind me in the long line at the grocery store.
'You would think the manager would pay attention and open another line,'
said a woman. I looked to the front of the line to see what the hold up
was and saw a well dressed young woman, trying to get the machine to
accept her credit card. No matter how many times She swiped it, the
machine kept rejecting it.
'It's one of them welfare card things. Damn people need to get a job
like everyone else,' said the man standing behind me. The young woman
turned around to see who had made the comment. 'It was me,' he said,
pointing to himself.
The young lady's face began to change expression. Almost in tears, she
dropped the welfare card onto the counter and quickly walked out of the
store. Everyone in the checkout line watched as she began running to her
car. Never looking back, she got in and drove away.
After developing cancer in 1977 and having had to use food stamps; I had
learned never to judge anyone, without knowing the circumstances of
their life. This turned out to be the case today.
Several minutes later a young man walked into the store. He went up to
the cashier and asked if she had seen the woman. After describing her,
the cashier told him that she had run out of the store, got into her
car, and drove away.
'Why would she do that?' asked the man. Everyone in the line looked
around at the fellow who had made the statement. 'I made a stupid
comment about the welfare card she was using. Something I shouldn't have
said. I'm sorry,' said the man.
'Well, that's bad, real bad, in fact. Her brother was killed in Iraq two
years ago. He had three Young children and she has taken on that
responsibility.. She's twenty years old, single, and Now has three
children to support,' he said in a very firm voice.
'I'm really truly sorry. I didn't know,' he replied, shaking both his
The young man asked, 'Are these paid for?' pointing to the shopping cart
full of groceries. 'It wouldn't take her card,' the clerk told him.
'Do you know where she lives?' asked the man who had made the comment.
'Yes, she goes to our church.'
'Excuse me,' he said as he made his way to the front of the line. He
pulled out his wallet, took out his credit card and told the cashier,
'Please use my card. PLEASE!' The clerk took his credit card and began
to ring up the young woman's groceries.
Hold on,' said the gentleman. He walked back to his shopping cart and
began loading his own groceries onto the belt to be included. 'Come on
people. We got three kids to help raise!' he told everyone in line.
Everyone began to place their groceries onto the fast moving belt. A few
customers began bagging the food and placing it into separate carts. 'Go
back and get Two big turkeys,' yelled a heavyset woman, as she looked at
the man. 'NO,' yelled the man. Everyone stopped dead in their tracks.
The entire store became quiet for several seconds. 'Four turkeys,'
yelled the man. Everyone began laughing and went back to work.
When all was said and done, the man paid a total of $1,646.57 for the
groceries. He then walked over to the side, pulled out his check book,
and began writing a check using the bags of dog food piled near the
front of the store for a writing surface. He turned around and handed
the check to the young man. 'She will need a freezer and a few other
things as Well,' he told the man.
The young man looked at the check and said, 'This is really very
generous of you.'
'No,' said the man. 'Her brother was the generous one.'
Everyone in the store had been observing the odd commotion and began to
clap. And I drove home that day feeling very American.
We live in the Land of the Free, because of the Brave!!!
Remember our Troops of Yesterday and
A great example of why we should be kind and patient.
Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear.
May God's many blessings continue to be with you - ALWAYS!!!
I shre hope that uns injoys all tht
you sees hears.