Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Light on the Horizon


Yesterday.
Noon.
I make a dash to the grocery store to pick up some ingredients for a cook-a-rama.
While I was stopped at Main waiting for my turn a low rider sedan passes in front of me...all three passengers have sideways ball caps and are slumped down in their seats. Odd...I think to myself. I pull out behind them and we get to the stoplight. While we're waiting for the light to turn I watch them pass a crack pipe - lovely.
It made me sad...what the heck is happening to my little town? Did they just come from the grade school? It was only a mile back from where I noticed them passing.
I had visions of them parked at the convenience store right next to the school, it's a huge hang-out for kids...it's where they buy junk food, pop and deep fried joes. Guess it would be a good place for the creepy peeps to hang and set up shop.
I know...my wild imagination.
Fast forward.
This morning.
Still working on the cook-a-rama. Cracking the last of the crab to put into the freezer, blanching and shocking corn on the cob. Still wondering about my little town. Out of the corner of my eye I see someone in a hot pink sweatshirt coming down the driveway. A woman I don't know...must be car trouble. I open the front door and she asks me if I know a specific young lady, whose name she gives me. In her hand is a handful of credit cards with the young lady's name on them. Ms. Pink was out for a walk and happened to notice the cards alongside the road, our farm was the next stop so she came down the driveway, knocked on a total strangers door and asked if I could help her locate the owner of the cards.
Thank you Ms. Pink.
You didn't know it but I really needed someone to remind me that this is still the sweet town I've always known and loved.
I got in touch with the young lady's husband...they're stopping over tonight to pick up the cards.

6 comments:

quilly said...

There is still more good in this world than bad, but the bad is very, very bad. sometimes it just overwhelms us. Thank heavens for people like Ms. Pink Sweatshirt.

Ziongirl said...

You would like to think that we cannot to be shocked or surprised by some of the things we continue to see in this world....but like you....It just makes me so sad! Amen to Quilly!!! We must continue to search for the good!

Tami said...

Sometimes our little town seems big and worldly and sometimes really good things happen. Overall, it's mostly good, the bad are just such a jolt of reality. It's unsettling.

Malorie said...

When I become mayor of Lynden there will be no side ways caps allowed!

Charlene said...

There are good people and good things everywhere.

If you have a chance some time Google or Bing the "Metropolitan Diaries" published periodically in the New York Times. The vignettes are stories of real kindness even in New York City.

I feel hope everytime I read such a thing. SMILE

Dianne said...

my town is having a drug problem as well
more so than ever before
I think a lack of jobs is a big part of the problem

I too try to see/find/create some good :)