My Thanksgiving happened just a few minutes ago....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I was sitting in here, in my bedroom, online, chilling out and the dogs started barking. Darn it,, I don't want to put my shoes on and go see why!!! But I did. Out at my gate was one of my students from a couple of years ago and an elderly lady I didn't know. My student came up and hugged me and said he needed a favor, (sigh,, of course...). Then the favor,,, the lady with him was a neighbor of theirs, she lives alone, doesn't speak English, has no family in the area and is on food stamps and a small SS income from her deceased husband. He said she was at the local store (Stires) and didn't have quite enough money to buy a dozen eggs so he asked if I would be willing to give her a dozen eggs and he would clean my yard in exchange. That right there told me that he learned the most important lesson I've tried to teach all of my students,, humanity. She got two dozen and told if she needs more come back for a refill and he was told to go clean her yard instead!
    That made my day, just knowing this teenage boy would offer to clean someone else's yard in order to help an elderly neighbor out.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    WOW!!!!! I am so happy to hear of someone doing the right thing! Hugs to that young man!!!!
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    That's awesome! And what a great kid! KUDOS!!!!
     
  4. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing! Made me smile thank you.[​IMG]
     
  5. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow what are the odds of 3 of posting at the exact same minute ?lol
     
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a great story! You obviously planted a seed somewhere [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Nice, very touching story! [​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you! He was one of the kids in the class that did the big hatching community service project. I'm very proud of him and that whole group!
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Fabulous! That's one boy who's had some great examples in his life....and I know you were one of them, Kate. Was that the project I sent eggs for, Kate?
     
  10. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    God Bless that boy!
     

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