A little human interest story and a big thank you
To the Editor: Our girls saved and planned a surprise trip for their Dad to see the Tall Ships in Duluth the last week of July 2010. From the time the tickets went on sale in March until the day we left, not one clue was let slip to spoil the sur...
To the Editor:
Our girls saved and planned a surprise trip for their Dad to see the Tall Ships in Duluth the last week of July 2010. From the time the tickets went on sale in March until the day we left, not one clue was let slip to spoil the surprise.
We chose your friendly little town of Cloquet to stay in because not only was it more affordable, but quieter, to suit our country life style. One of our sons met us in Cloquet at the motel to share in the surprise. Not until we reached our motel did these three loving daughters tell their Dad the destination for which we were heading. This was a dream come true!
Our days in Duluth watching and touring the ships were wonderful. Our evenings in Cloquet were quiet and restful.
Friday evening was especially memorable. After a long day in Duluth, we stopped at Applebee's in Cloquet to eat. After waiting (not too long) for a table - there were six of us after all - we ordered, larger than we normally do, we were on vacation after all.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, our time together and the friendly atmosphere. When we were finished and asked for the bill our waitress just smiled and said, "Someone took care of it."
Have you ever been in a place where you knew absolutely no one, yet there was a kind and generous person who reached out to bless you? It is a very humbling experience. Yet, how God uses those experiences to bless us and show His love through others.
So, if it was a local person who might read this, our family thanks you for providing for us. If it was someone just passing through ... well, we will never be able to express our appreciation, but either way we have asked the Lord repeatedly to bless this stranger for their kind and generous gift to our family.
The Caravetta family