One simple gesture made the holiday rewarding

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 29, 2007

To the Editor:

On the afternoon of Dec. 21, I had to go to Charlie’s Glass shop to take a picture frame and I had been busy cooking for several days preparing for our family for the big night — Christmas Eve.

My husband had some problems with his jaw and had not been able to eat well for a couple of weeks, so we had been at home

quite a bit. I felt a little sorry for myself because it was my first Christmas ever without my mother. She had gone to heaven this year at age 91.

Charles and I wanted some oysters and had talked about seafood for a few days. We decided to go to For Pete’s Sake while we were out for this treat during the holiday and busy rush time. We enjoyed the outing so much and the meal was delicious.

When it comes time for our check the waitress told us that the young man who was in the restaurant eating alone had said he did not know the couple across the room but he wanted to pay for their meal and the tip. What a Christmas story.

No one knew his name and he had left. We went away with such a warm heart for the man that showed such a giving spirit during the holidays. Thank you and may your days be bright.

We in turn tried to do another good deed to someone else. Yes — there is still a lot of good deeds in our little small world and kindness that lifts your hearts and minds with good cheer. You made our holiday. Thanks again.

Charles and Margaret Gayle