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Letter to the Editor


Thanks for strangers' hospitality



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December 29, 2010 - Dear Editor,

I just wanted to share my story about a wonderful gift of kindness.

Last Saturday morning, I had dropped my son and husband off at work on the way back home I ran out of gas, no cell phone sitting on the side of Clarkston Road. What to do? I got out of my car on that very dark, very cold morning and started walking. To my right, down a driveway, I saw car lights the answer to my prayers. A man stopped and let me use his cell to call my husband, who didn't answer my call.

The very nice man sent me to his house, calling to say I was coming. Now, remember it is dark, 6:30 a.m., and these people don't know me from Adam as I stand there in my green bathrobe and pink croc's.

A woman opened the door, let me in her home, let me use her cell to call my husband, got dressed, started her own car to warm it up, and sat with me at the end of her driveway until my husband came.

This woman was Michelle Phaup of Clarkston Realty. I would like to express my deepest thanks to both of them.

They were truly a blessing sent to me on that cold dark morning and exemplify the true meaning of Christmas spirit. We all need to take a lesson from their kindness.

Thank you again,

Kim McAlister

Independence Township

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