Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I want to extend a warm welcome back to all that contributed to last weeks awesome party, and also WELCOME to all the new bloggers wanting to increase the audience that finds their content. All the links last week were totally incredible. I had so much fun reading them all and spent all my spare time going from blog to blog to see them. We are blessed with so many talented and creative bloggers. I can’t wait to see what you have to add to the party this week. Remember you can add three links until midnight on Saturday. One each day or all at once. Please invite your blog friends and social network to join us.
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Now for the news around here.
A few days ago my husband and I went out to lunch after a Dr visit. Since we don’t get out that way much we stopped at Sign of the Beef Carver. It is a cafeteria style restaurant. You can get all kinds of home made dishes and sides and it is reasonably priced. The neighborhood is comprised of older seniors and some down on their luck. Many have been out of work for a long time due to the area losing main businesses. This restaurant allows Veterans and neighborhood regulars to eat all they want for a much lower price. And some are allowed to pay as they can. The relationship between the owner and the neighborhood is one you don’t see anymore.
As we got out of the car and started toward the door we saw an elderly gentleman walking slowly toward us. Jim waited and held the door for the old man and struck up a conversation while waiting for the food to be dished out. You could tell he didn’t have many opportunities to just talk to someone.
As we made our way closer to the cashier we noticed he would have liked to choose more items but refrained. He ended up with soup and veggies with a hot cup of coffee. Jim told the cashier to put the mans meal on our bill. And then told her to pack up a large to-go package for him with a variety of all types of dishes as well as some pies. When the man, Bob, got closer to pay he realized what we had done and started to cry softly. He asked if we minded him joining us.
Over the next 45 minutes we found he had lost his wife a few months ago. They had no close relatives to help. He was still paying Dr bills but so far was able to keep his home. He couldn’t give up the house they lived in for over 60 years. We offered to drive him home but he refused. And with that, he took his package of food and left.
I haven’t been able to forget the man and his story. It is a shame that in this country of so many rich people that more are not as rich as this man. I hope we meet him again.
I challenge you all to Pay it Forward this week. Whether it is at the car wash, a fast food joint, or even at a family diner. Let me know in the comments next week if you did and a bit of your story!
Now On To The Party!
Take a look at my wonderful Features from last week! Each Hostess chooses her own features from comments on her blog so be sure to visit them all!
Double Batch Banana Bread Made 2 Ways by Oh My Heartsie Girl
Fall Decorated Serving Area Kitchen Reveal by Curly Crafty Mom
9 Tips for Camp Counselors and Volunteers by Casa Bouquet
Become a More Creative Person by An Artful Mom
Congratulations to all the featured bloggers!
I would love for you to visit all my weekly parties. Over The Moon open on Sunday 6:00pm EDT
Thursday Favorite Things opens on Thursday 9:00am EDT
Come and get inspired!
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Remember you can add three links until midnight on Saturday. One each day or all at once. Please invite your blog friends and social network to join us. It’s time to party my sweet bloggy friends. You can add three links until midnight on Saturday. One each day or all at once. Please invite your blog friends and social network to join us.
Nina-Vintage Mamas Cottage
Bev-Eclectic Red Barn
Amber- Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Theresa- Shoestring Elegance
Linda- Crafts a la mode
Pam- An Artful Mom