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Monday, August 24, 2009

The kindness of strangers....


While out for a drive on Sunday afternoon,we came across a tiny,run down antique shop....of all the treasures we found,it was these old photos that caught my eye...when I asked the man how much they were,he said" For you, not a red penny,you seem to be the rightful new owner" I of course thanked him,and told him how much I loved them. I thought about it on the way home,how nice it was for him to do that for a stranger, and how it doesn't take much to make someones day, he sure made mine!! Hope this finds everyone well, Chrissy




24 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

How cool is that and well deserved too! Oh I love old photos. I like to just sometimes place them in bowls and admire them, but I often wonder what their life was like and why someone would even part with them.

Barb said...

You have a wonderful vibe and he picked up on that. Karma, my friend.

hugs,
Barb

Susan S. said...

Small acts of kindness can sure make our day! Now it's your turn to pass it forward and do something unexpectedly nice for someone else. :)

The Green Pea said...

How nice of that man, he must have seen that you would enjoy the pictures. I find it sad that family doesn't keep these pictures. I collect old interesting pictures too, I can not seem to part with them yet. Have a nice week. Sandi

Barb said...

That is sooo sweet.
You are right, does not take much to make someone's day.

I'll have to remember that kind of kindness to people.
blessings on your week.
barbara jean

Cindy said...

That is such a sweet story, old photos are so nice. I like the way you have them laying with other objects, the book and little starfish. I have some really nice old pictures, but I have trouble thinking of ways to showcase them. Enjoyed this, thank you. Hugs, Cindy S

Tootsie said...

it is not very often you find a stranger willing to put a smile on another's face! You are lucky to have met this man. The world could use more pure hearts!

Callie Grayson said...

what a sweet gesture!

I have an obsession with old photographs that has gone from admiring them to what the history is behind the photo to full on genealogy research... hence my office filled with files and boxes of photographs, stories, documents and information of family back to the 1500's

xx callie
ps thanks for stopping by my blog! it's great to view your lovely blog!!

Laura said...

Chrissy,
He was right...those photos found their way to someone who cares...Our mothers taught us well. Pay it forward!
xoxo

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It is a wonder I can do anything on this computer, but when I first created my blog I did something so that anyone could leave a comment...no ideal what it was, but susan at between naps on the porch told me how to do it. Susan is so nice and she could tell you too.

Diane Costanza said...

You just gave me another reason to believe in the good in people. Thanks for sharing that.

Anne Marie said...

yes! the lady in the garden is absolutely lovely......you totally scored on that one - or I should say; you were blessed by that man who ran the store......

awesome....

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very nice gift Chrissy...you see he knew a good home they were going to...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

A Little Of This And That said...

Lovely story.

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful story, So nice to hear a story like that, especially now days
Blessings
Rebecca

The Feathered Nest said...

What an angel he was Chrissy! These are just wonderful too ~ I love hearing about random acts of kindness, xxoo, Dawn

Bonjour Madame said...

How sweet. I love hearing heartwarming stories of goodwill like this!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

When I hear about things like that happening...I smile for days! With all that goes on..and then that small act of kindness.
I could tell the way you wrote about it..how much it meant. :)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Just like you said....he knew they had found their home.
Send him a card if you have his address....he'd probably love that!
Hugs,
Carole

Faded Charm said...

Doesn't it just make you feel good that there are still kind people out there. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and ditto to all of them.

Take care,

Kathleen

Susie said...

What a nice, heartfelt story. Thanks for sharing! As they say "pay it forward"! Have a blessed day.
Susie

~La Rustique Market~ said...

That's wonderful! This gentleman knew they were going to a well loved home.

Blessings~
Lisa

Olive Rue said...

Oh my goodness. Those are dreamy indeed. Have a great weekend, Chrissy.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a generous shop owner! Things like that earn stars in your crown I bet. blessings, marlene

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