Pickup in the Rain!

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One night, at 11:3 0 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 60s.. 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 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.

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About Bushka

Retired! Enjoying the Autumn days of my life. A Joy to do nothing and then rest afterwards.
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8 Responses to Pickup in the Rain!

  1. menhir1 says:

    Hard to comment more with words What is written here says it all.

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  2. Gradmama2011 says:

    goes to show that we are not all selfish…never were.
    this is a lovely post. The budding roses with the raindrops are gorgeous! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. It can be a small world. And a real good turn was rewarded, not just in heaven. Great story. Lovely bloom.

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