Everyday Angels

Everyday Angels

Two StoneCrest angels offer comfort – and a ride to the hospital

I had dropped my wife off the Target store in StoneCrest to do some shopping. I parked the car and, after a while, I decided to go into the store to find her. As I stepped out of the car, I felt a wave rush over me and became totally disoriented. The next thing I knew, I was lying on the ground and hearing people asking if I was OK. I had passed out.

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Her brakes failed, but an angel was watching

Finally, after keeping cars for years at a time (yet all along desiring a small SUV), I purchased a new 2016 SUV in September. One week after driving off the lot, I enjoyed a wonderful day with my oldest granddaughter – taking her in my new car to a festival and then a cookout.

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An entire village helps after wife fractures her hip

Hats off to the 911 emergency response team and the amazing doctors and nurses at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville for the way they treated my wife after she suffered a fractured hip and wrist last month – on the day before we were to celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary.

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I encountered two angels in one day at a Walmart in Charlotte

On a Saturday this summer, my husband and I made what we thought would be a “quick” stop at Walmart. We each had just one item to get. We went our separate ways to meet in a few minutes at the entrance. I paid for my item and saw that he was standing in another line, so I sat down on a bench to wait for him. He finally got through his line, and we headed for our car.

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A stranger picks-up the tab for barbecue to brighten a sad day

A couple of months ago, two friends – Pat Studdert and Sarah Hinson – and I traveled to Salisbury to attend the funeral of Don Burton, Jr., the son of our long-time friend. The three of us are former Eastern Airlines flight attendants, as was our other friend – Jeanne Burton, Don’s mother. We’ve remained friends long since our flying careers were over.

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Angels pay for a meal that turns out to be the last with her brother

My little brother Monty, who was born with a heart condition and a number of other challenges, lived his last 15-plus years at Holy Angels in Belmont – a nonprofit residential facility for differently abled people – infants through older adults. He worked at Cherubs Café and Cherubs Candy Bouquet – two businesses in downtown Belmont staffed by Holy Angels residents.

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