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By Kathy Crispell
Colfax retired MD 

Christmas spirit can be thinking of others


December 23, 2021

Last weekend while shopping in a Colfax thrift store with my friend, I realized that I had left my wallet at home. I found a booklet on gardens for one dollar and asked my friend for a dollar. Although she did have her wallet with her, she had no cash, so back went the booklet to its bin. As I began to head towards the exit, a masked stranger held out his hand and said Merry Christmas. In his hand was a dollar bill. He was insistent that I take it and buy the booklet. What a generous and unexpected act of kindness.

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