The Important Things Life Teaches You...
Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing
on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm.
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
1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put
her into a taxi cab. She seemed to be in a big hurry! She wrote down his
address, thanked him and drove away.
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
myspirits. 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."
Mrs. Nat King Cole
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