March 15, 2006

lesson of the day

Pickup in the rain one night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance, and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached..It read:'Thank you so much for assisting me on the H highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others. "Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.


Blogger auntjeri said...

I love me some nat king cole...what a great story...humanity is so much more satisfying that hatred!

March 15, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger kyrie said...

that is amazing.

March 15, 2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger Hothousemomma said...

I love this story... these lessons are great. :)

March 15, 2006 2:06 PM  
Blogger Dolores said...

there really are nice people in this world, although we don't always stop to think about them...this is a great story!

March 15, 2006 7:56 PM  

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