Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thank You Notes

Hey, Y'all,
Thank you notes are becoming a rarity in many instances these days, but my children, grandchildren and great grands are always faithful to send them to us. However, the other day I received a thank you from someone I have never met. Yes, it is true...I was at a local restaurant a few weeks ago, and on my way to the car, I looked down and saw a piece of paper on the pavement near the car. Curious (of course) I picked it up and realized it was a title to a car. I looked around to see if I could find the car described on the title, but no luck.

I put the title into my car and left, heading over to the nursing home for the day. When I got home, I got a business sized envelope and addressed it to the name and address on the title, wrote a small note to the person, and put a stamp on the envelope. The next morning I dropped the envelope into the mailbox at the post office, and headed on over to the nursing home and thought no more about it.

This week, I found an small envelope addressed to me in the mail. "Hmmm, I wonder who this person is on the return address," I thought. I opened the envelope and found it was a sweet note from the person who had lost the title, and she was thanking me for my honesty and thoughtfulness. It really made me feel good knowing that I had helped her. You just really never know what a difference one person can make, do you?

Well, this morning, I left home early to take some things over to the nursing home for Gramps and then came back to Jefferson City and had breakfast, then came on back here to pick up Laurie and Olivia so we could go to the Book Shelf in Morristown to trade some used paperback books. I carried in 80 books and came out with 40 that I had not read. Good deal! Laurie and Olivia were able to get a few as well. Then we had lunch at Wendy's in Jefferson City and I took them home and headed on over to the nursing home to see how Gramps was doing.

He was quite sleepy this afternoon and I couldn't get him to carry on any conversation at all. We sat outside for a while and I kept trying to get him to talk to me. All he wanted to do was sleep, so after he slept through supper (he ate a few bites, but not much) they put him to bed, and I left.

Guess what I had for supper tonight and last night? I had a bacon/tomato/onion slice/ and miracle whip sandwich. Yum, it was great! Then I had a nectarine for dessert. It is only 9 p.m. but I feel like it is much later. Nothing done here today, but that is okay. I intend to try to sleep tonight for about 8 hours (I probably won't make it, but that doesn't mean I can't try. Ha).

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for tonight. More later. Much love to each of you,my friends. Bye for now.


Lisa said...

You are an inspiration to me Grammy. Thank you.

Patricia Stoltey said...

You're a natural storyteller, Ruby. Each time I stop by, I end up cruising back through the last few posts to make sure I catch up on any I missed.

The owner of that car title was probably very relieved to have her document show up in the mail. I'll bet there was a lot of emotion in that thank you note.


Pleased you had a good day, and had a good deal with your books.
Gramps seems to be progressing slowly which is good.
Hope you get your 8 hours sleep Ruby,

Have a peaceful Sunday.
Yvonne. TN said...

When my daughter was 13 we were vacationing at VA Beach. She left her wallet on a bench at the beach. Of course when we got back it was gone. After we got home...about a week later she got it in the mail. It still had the thirteen dollars in it. She was so happy. I know the person who had lost the title was so thankful for the return.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

See? The art of the thank you card is not lost.

myletterstoemily said...

that sounds like a delicious

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