A Stranger's Gift

Christmas giving time is here. Mary Varadi wanted to make and donate bows for the sheer curtains in the Knickerbocker apartment building's main hall. She and some other ladies went shopping for the bow supplies in a local drug store. When Mary got to the checkout counter and reached for her purse, she discovered it was gone. They checked the car and nothing was there.

Mary asked the clerk if her purchases could be set aside until they could return with the money. A very nice young lady asked how much the bill was. The clerk replied eighty-five dollars. Wow! That's a lot of money. The very nice lady's name was Sue. She pulled out her credit card and said, "Put it on my card."

Sue was a complete stranger to Mary and the other ladies. What a great gift to give to share at Christmas time. I was asked not to give Sue's last name because her husband may not be aware of her very nice Christmas gift. In the end, Mary made the bows for the residents at the Knickerbocker to enjoy. They are great looking! There is a lot of truth in paying it forward. Giving is as great as receiving.

Bruce Leigh

Bay Village

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Volume 6, Issue 25, Posted 9:46 AM, 12.09.2014