Letters to the Editor

Unexpected deliverywas a Christmas highlight

Editor: My husband and I live a very basic self-sufficient lifestyle, and were thoroughly amazed and touched by an unexpected occurrence, which happened to us 10 days prior to Christmas. 

I’m sure the bearer of the parcel might have thought he had entered the proverbial “lion’s den” when he appeared unexpectedly on our property that evening, to deliver this gift. To this nice young man, I apologize for my reception. 

As for receiving a gift, I felt we were not as worthy as some who had small children at home, and thought maybe it was a mistake.  When we opened the hamper, we found amongst the well-chosen gifts an unsigned card. 

We started trying to figure out who it was from — whether we should forward it on to the Christmas Bureau, but then thought that the contents were so well-chosen that it was meant for us to enjoy and share with family and friends. 

Our son-in-law passed away last May, and our daughter and three grandsons were coming to stay for the holidays. As it was their first Christmas without him, each item was very special and greatly appreciated. 

There was a beautiful book included, which strangely enough had a story of a widow who received an unexpected gift on her first Christmas after her husband passed away.  We questioned a few people, and yet we could not figure out who had sent such a blessing to us, as it was a very bright part of our celebration. 

In the newspaper the following week, there was an article about the Christian Life Assembly church doing random acts of kindness that same weekend, so I’m hoping we’ve solved the mystery, and can now thank everyone involved with sincere gratitude for making this a Christmas to remember.

Joanne and Harold Vaughan,


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