Yesterday’s internet lesson was about a cleaning lady. Today it is:
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 1960’s. 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 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.
Tomorrow – Remembering Those Who Serve
Now you’ve got me drying tears out of my keyboard, Lovely story, Thank you.
I know, eh? It had that effect on me too.
What a lovely story. The Cole family suffered much discrimination in their neighborhood. Many thought it was ok for Mr. Cole to be a successful musician, but not a successful black man in a white neighborhood. I am grateful for men like these who love and serve regardless of color, gender, etc. I hope we live in better times, but recognize that we have much work yet to do.