Friday, October 19, 2007

August, 2007 One glass of water

I went to a local sandwich shop to get lunch when a homeless man walked in and asked the lady behind the counter for a glass of water. It was around 98 degrees and hot. I will admit, he looked a little frightening with his hair in tangles, tears in his clothes, holes in his shoes, and was in need of a bath. He said he was thirsty and just wanted some water. It seemed as if everyone in the sandwich shop was staring at him. I didn't want to stare, so I fidgeted with my keys and just awkwardly looked around.

The lady behind the counter looked him up and down and told him, "No. You can't have any water unless you buy something." He apologized and told her he didn't have money, he was thirsty and just wanted a glass of water, he even said please. Irritated, she again said no and told him to leave.

This upset me and I wanted to make it right for him. I bought an extra sandwich and a bottle of water and went to find him. I drove around for about 20 minutes looking for him. I felt sad and couldn't eat until I found him as I didn't feel right eating my sandwich when I knew he was hungry.

I finally found him and asked it he wanted a sandwich and some water. He was happy, I was happy and that lady is still a horrible human being. How heartless she must have been to turn someone away from a glass of water. One glass of water.
(c)2007 Cindy Breninger. All Rights Reserved.

October, 2007 Diamond and Hitchhiker

Diamond and Hitchhiker
Those are the names my son gave his two new crickets. Yep. He goes to the pet store and buys the little feeder crickets and keeps them as pets. At eight cents a cricket, works for me! Anyway, he used to have 60, but they all died out (darn-NOT!) and I thought he forgot about them. Nope. So, we actually bought four tonight, but when we checked the cage, there were only two. Great. Have a good night all! P.S. He can't believe someone would actually buy the crickets as food for another animal. To him, that would be like feeding your puppy or kitten to another animal. He wants to save all the crickets. :)Never a dull moment around here......
(c)2007 Cindy Breninger. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, October 19, 2007 Why trees were invented

Yesterday, my kids were climbing a tree and having a ball. When they got down, my daughter looked up at the tree and said, "You know, I know why trees were invented." Ok, sweetie, why? "They invented trees for kids to climb on!" I think she is right. :)
(c)2007 Cindy Breninger. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 Susan's funeral. A friend of the friendless

Today I watched as one of my best friends, Susan, was buried. No matter how many funerals one has been to, it never gets easier. The act of attending the funeral gets easier, but the pain that makes the heart weigh so heavily does not.She was fun, tall, loud, and beautiful. I used to say she was a "friend of the friendless" as she could make friends with anyone, anywhere. I loved her easy going nature and love of life, and I will carry her memories with me. I miss my friend.
(c)2007 Cindy Breninger. All Rights Reserved.