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My Kind-Hearted Momma!

September 11, 2009
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The Momma and me almost forty years ago

I came up to St. Cloud a couple of nights ago to see my mom and daughter and take care of a few things. Yesterday afternoon, my mom returned from grocery shopping, which is a challenge since she is in quite a lot of pain from her bad knees and right shoulder. She said that everyone ahead of her in line at Sam’s Club had full carts, which meant an interminable wait for her; she had even considered walking out because of the pain and discomfort. Then she saw a young African man standing in another line behind a couple of full carts. He was carrying only one item. She waved him over and told him to get in line in front of her. He was most grateful.

It wasn’t the first time she had let someone go ahead of her. In fact, it wasn’t even the first time that day. Earlier, at Cub Foods, she had noticed an elderly gentleman who appeared to be struggling with the after-effects of a stroke—he was limping and one hand appeared damaged. She saw him glancing at his watch so she (more…)