Sunday, June 28, 2009

The kindness of strangers...

I am still amazed at the kindness of strangers. I know that in the world I would like to live that people should be kind and helpful, however that is not always the case.
Today I pay tribute to some kind strangers who came to our assistance last evening. It is no secret that we have constant car troubles. The Blazer is at Kenny's mechanic friends home and the To-bomb is irrepairable. At the moment we are using my Mom's Lumina. Last evening we drove the L to Johnstown to pick up parts for the Blazer. Come out to the L, and it will not start. Just CLICK & nothing. The nice guys from the parts store try jumping the battery, that doesn't work.
Another customer (Jim) sees our distress and offers to help us change the starter right there in the parking lot. The men conference and determine that is indeed the starter. New starter is purchased, and Jim and Ken get to work changing it. Thanks to Cal and the other employee for loaning a jack and keeping the lot lights on & not letting us in the dark and going home before they got it done. I know they had a long and busy day with all the Thunder stuff going on in town.
I got to visit with Jim's fiancee, Tracy while they worked. We chatted, she is pregnant. We shared pictures on the cell phone and camera. Nice couple. Kind caring people. Good samaritans in a sometimes unkind, uncaring world. Their child will be fortunate to have them as parents.
Take care!
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