Monday, December 24, 2007

Out and about on Christmas Eve

We went to Wal-Mart this morning.  Not the evil Blue Springs Wal-Mart; oh no.  We chose not to go in the direction of the big city, instead crossing the Missouri River and heading north to Richmond.



Surprisingly, there were many open spaces in the parking lot.  By the time we left, though, traffic was streaming in.  Apparently, we just happened to beat the crowd.



Valentines?  Hey, it's just now Christmas Eve!



Here's a little Christmas story for you:  The man above needed to put that huge package (one of those battery-operated kiddie jeeps) into a small trunk; he was obviously in trouble.  Enter that passing white-haired lady, who happened to be driving an SUV.  It was obvious that she was offering to take this stranger's package to his house for him.



As I was sitting in the parking lot of Pizza Hut (don't ask), I saw this pathetic flag hanging in front of the Lexington Fire Department.  It made me sad to think that anyone would leave such a tattered remnant of a flag hanging like that.  Pathetic.

19 comments:

astaryth said...

Just dropping in to wish one of my favorite bloggers (and her family) a Merry Christmas!!

rollinghillsides said...

Merry Christmas Mosie, Cliff and family!   Thanks for all the interesting reading and wonderful pictures you share with all of us daily all year, it's really appreciated by both my hubby and I.  You know we love your animal stories, and we get to ride Blue along with you, such a pleasure!   HAPPY DAY.    Judy

msecz said...

did the lady help him then I wonder???? I hope she did, would have made them both happy
Merry Christmas
Sandra

randlprysock said...

So glad you made it out of Walmart safe and sound!!  LOL.  Hubby is venturing forth to Kmart about now and I pray he gets out alive LOL.  Merry Christmas Mosie and Cliff!!!
Lisa

marainey1 said...

You are a brave soul to venture our on Christmas Eve.  I do hope that big package made it home safely.  How cute.  I've seen so many of those tattered flags.  I does make one wonder if they don't ever check.  I know they aren't that expensive to replace.  Hopefully their New Years budget will allow for a new one.  Happy Christmas to you and Cliff !  'On Ya' - ma

hnkytnkwmn3 said...

Hello Mosie ~ I'm a lurker.  I've been reading your journal for awhile now but not commenting.  I just want to wish you and Cliff and your whole family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Diane  :)

breakaway1968 said...

What a great story...I like those stories reminds me that there are still good people around!  

gen0507 said...

Merry Christmas to you & Cliff.

Hollie

ora4uk said...

my kinda girl and boy....Walmart on Christmas Eve....just a wonderful time LOLOL....glad all went well...and bless the lady for helping....Merry Christmas...Hugs...Ora

ryanagi said...

Merry Christmas!

gaboatman said...

Donna
I'm glad you and Cliff beat the rush at that Walmart.  Sounds like you chose the right one to go to.  That was really nice to see the Lady offering to help the man with the kiddie car.  I hope you and family are enjoying a very Merry Christmas Day today.
Sam

dontyouwant2no said...

Those are very funny! And why in the world would they start putting up valentines things right now?? That's just crazy. Hope you are having a great Chritmas morning!!

ksquester said...

Merry Christmas Mo.......I'm glad you made it in and out of Wal-Mart in one piece. Can you believe Walgreens is open in AZ.........today?   Anne

suzypwr said...

You are right - no fire department should hang a flag like that! They should be ashamed!

Merry Christmas to you!

xoxo

fmgruber said...

"The man above needed to put that huge package (one of those battery-operated kiddie jeeps) into a small trunk; he was obviously in trouble.  Enter that passing white-haired lady, who happened to be driving an SUV."
Only in the "Show me" state. LOL

geocachelinda66 said...

Looks like a good deed happened at Walmart yesterday.  That flag is very pathetic, they should be ashamed!  Linda

jeff466 said...

That is nice to see a stranger offering to help!  You don't see that much anymore (at least in my neck of the woods)!

I had to make a mad dash to Walmart-once on the 23rd and again on the 24th for things I forgot.  We have 5 in our town and I was hoping that it wouldn't be so packed-but it was.  I still managed to make my rounds without too much hassle and even found a check out lane that was open with no wait!

I hope you have a great weekend-Jeff

fowfies said...

Valentines???LOL...boy they are rushing our lives away for us arent they. That sure was nice of the lady to help that man out. I am surprised that that flag is tattered like that, especially at a fire department. Maybe they will have it replaced very soon.

mutualaide said...

Well, that was an interesting Christmas Eve outing!