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THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

We are in Canada.  A lovely little town called Kincardine that is right on Lake Huron.  It is a perfect little village that is charming and special and was Mike’s childhood home every summer from the time he was 7.  There are old friends, old memories and old haunts here for him.  This is also where his mother wants her ashes spread.  So this trip is a memorial. 

It was a 30 hour odyssey getting here by motor home.   When we finally arrived on Saturday evening we were stupid tired, looking for his sister and her family without a definite address, no phone number and no place to park the camper until Sunday.  There was a Blues Festival going on and the town was packed with tourists.  The narrow streets were impossible to drive a camper down without hitting something or someone.  We were waiting at a light when the people in the car next to us rolled their window down and asked if we had a place to stay.  When we said “Not until tomorrow” they told us to follow them. 

Their names were Alfred and Beverly and they made room for us in their driveway for the night.  We slept with the sounds of the Blues Festival coming in the windows.  The next morning, Beverly asked us in for pancakes and coffee and we sat for hours getting to know this remarkable couple.  They are a pair of adventurers who had travelled the United States AND Canada in their own RV.  They were so very kind, funny and interesting we felt that God had set for us a Divine Appointment to meet them.

We have found Mike’s sister and her family, we have settled into our little RV park right on Lake Huron with a view of the lake and sailboats from our windows.  But most importantly, we have made new friends who have taught us to be open- minded and open- hearted.


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07/17/2013 12:53PM
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
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07/20/2013 9:05PM
Beverly and Alfred
It is such a pleasure to have had quality time with one another. This is only until we meet again... either in your home or ours. Have a safe trip home... thank you for your kind words.
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