Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 23 1 2 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 228

Thread: My Goodwill trip!!!!

  1. #1
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,168
    Blog Entries
    1

    My Goodwill trip!!!!

    I am so excited, yesterday my dh and I went Christmas shopping (browsing) in one of the little towns on the eastern shore. We saw a Goodwill Store and well, the truck just found a parking spot right outside the door!!! It was a smaller store and the DH made his way to the book area while i headed to the linen part. While we were getting a cart, there was a mother with 3 children at the register and we heard her saying to them that even Santa is having a hard time, and she is helping him out and buying their presents. The little one's eyes were opened wide, and they understood, and the middle one (about 5 years old), said "Just like us?". The mother shook her head, yes. The register total was $5 more than she could scrape together for the gifts, and alligator tears started to fall from the littlest ones eyes as the mother started to put aside some clothes. My husband stepped over to the mother and gave her $10, and she hugged him. The little one then whispered in a loud 3 or 4 year old voice "Are you Santa, are your looking for work too? Where's your reindeers, and your red suit?" There were tears in alot of eyes yesterday, but sometimes it takes a little bit to know that times are hard for alot of people too. (My husband has a white beard and white hair and carries a little bit of weight around his middle.

    We went on to shop, wallet a bit lighter, but hey Christmas is for kids. And much to my surprise I found a stash of fabric, over 70 yards and it cost under $25.00. The universe pays back, always remember. Here are pictures of the great fabric, 8 pieces are 6 yards+, the smaller ones are 2+ yards, and a bunch of fat quarters. This is my Christmas story.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

  2. #2
    Super Member DebbieJJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    north Alabama
    Posts
    1,172
    Bless you and your DH! That story made my day! Thank you.
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs

    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~ Allophones Karr

    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

  3. #3
    Senior Member sandyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Appleton, WI
    Posts
    920
    thank you for helping out. and enjoy your fabric

  4. #4
    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Rosedale, Indiana
    Posts
    1,993
    What a nice thing for you hubby to do. He must be a wonderful man.

  5. #5
    Super Member kacy 49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,049
    Bless your husband. He must be a really kind person to make the families christmas much brighter.
    Kacy from OK

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dillsburg, PA
    Posts
    315
    Now...THAT IS the true meaning of Christmas. Your post brought a big smile to my face.

    BTW...I've been through Seaford. Used to own a vacation place in Long Neck. Did a few trips to Harrington and took the LONG way down through Millsboro...then west and then north. We sold the place in Sept. 2005 and used the money to put in an inground pool here. But we sure had fun "down the shore".

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    metuchen,nj
    Posts
    566
    How wonderful. Thanks for helping.

  8. #8
    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rural Maryland
    Posts
    1,567
    What goes around comes around. The reward for your kindness was almost instant. Isn't it fun to help out the next generation.
    Trying to sew, quilt or read everyday.

  9. #9
    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,921
    Their is a lot of good in the world, thanks to people like your hubby and you. Those kids won't soon forget their visit from Santa in the real world. Enjoy your nice fabrics!
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."


    https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeachPalaceDesigns

  10. #10
    Super Member wuv2quilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Morganton, North Carolina
    Posts
    2,930
    Give your DH a GREAT BIG HUG!!!!!! What a sweet man. Your story has really made my day!
    Happiness is a form of travel...not a destination.

Page 1 of 23 1 2 11 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.