Saturday, November 15, 2008

They are out there:

Chris telling the story of the two mystery women.

Mystery woman #1:

We do not know who this lady is or where she was headed but we do know that she sat next to Chris on the airplane when he was flying home for Nana's funeral. She struck up a conversation with Chris and kept him company throughout the flight and when the plane landed in Memphis, Chris had to collect his Class A's from the overhead. This lady turned to Chris and said Thank you for what you do, shook his hand and placed $20.00 in it and said make sure you get something to eat, with that she turned around and walked away.

Mystery woman #2:

During Chris' layover in Memphis and away from DS' that tell them what to do and when to do it for the first time in 10 weeks, Chris decided to do just what the first lady had instructed and find some kind of food that didn't look anything like what he had been eating in the mess hall at Ft. Knox. He walked up to a pizza stand and ordered a slice of his favorite pepperoni pizza. When the person behind the counter brought it to him and told him how much he owed, Chris reached in his pocket to get the $20.00 and out of nowhere another lady swept in, laid money on the counter, told Chris thank you and walked away.

Yes, they are out there and they do support our Troops. And even though I have no idea who these ladies are, they are in my prayers every night.

God Bless both of the mystery ladies that took care of my boy.



Brittany said...

OH!!! I love it when people do that sort of thing!!! :) So awesome!!!

Karen said...

Tony had similar stories and I'm so greatful for these people. They are out there and I thank God for them.

joyce said...

My Army son, James has been amazed when people pay for his cleaning, pay for meals, and just last summer at Fort Knox, at the Cracker Barrel, he struck up a conversation with an older gentleman, and when he got up to pay, found out it had been covered. It melts my heart when these wonderful things happen. There are some truly good people out there. My Air Force son said that when he takes a crew to do funerals for retirees and veterans, the whole town offers them meals, and is so gracious, but they have to get back on the road to get home.

AirmanMom said...

It is so good to hear these heart warming stories.... we, as moms know how important it is to thank these good to know so many others truly care and respect!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Kellan said...

This is so great! How nice and so cool!

Have a great week - Kellan

ABNPOPPA said...

It is wonderful to know there are still people out there that will support our young soldiers. Going way back, 1967 I was flying into JFK on my way to Turkey. Due to a problem @ JFK we had to land @ La Guardia and take a cab to JFK. That was a ten dollar bill in those days quite a lot for a PFC. A gentlemen in a business suit and I rode to JFK in a cab and when we got there he paid the tab and tip. He said thanks to me and left, just like the Lone Ranger. People like that are truly angels from heaven in my humble opinion.


Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Always great to hear about the good people out there.