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I saw a Christmas story about annonymous giving. I loved it so much I thought I would repeat it.  This story is set back in the 1960’s. A woman was married to a man and they had six children all under the age of seven.  The husband was mean. When the children heard his tires on the gravel driveway they all went to hide under the beds to avoid his beatings.  One day he walked out never to return again. He left his wife with a broken down car,  and with little food in the home.  The wife put on her best homemade dress, packed the children into the car and began applying for work everywhere.  She was continually turned down. Finally, she went to a restaruant that was part of a truck stop.  It was owned by an older woman and she saw the children in the car. She hired her as long as she would work the grave yard shift. She went home immediately and hired a girl to babysit at night for one dollar a night.  At the time she would be making sixty-five cents per hour plus tips.  It ended up to be at least half of her pay. The tires on her car were bordering on falling apart.  One morning after she finished work she went to her car and when she opened it she saw four brand new tires.  There was no note. I suspected it was the owner giving her a little help.  She found a mechanic to install them in exchance for cleaning his extremely dirty office. As Christmas was approaching, she bought a can of red paint and began painting old toys in her basement. She was worried about new clothes for her children.  Christmas morning when she went to her car after he shift she was amazed.  It was full of boxes full of toys, clothes, and lots of groceries.  I believe that the woman owner and possibly her customers truly defined the word giving.  It was the best Christmas that they had had. Have you ever thought about helping someone in need for the holidays? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS. I am officially on Shopify!!

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