Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Helping Your Fellowman
I just came from the blog Shipslog reading about one of Jack and Sherry's interesting trips and how someone helped them out. As so many of Jack's entries does, it reminded me of how the help of fellowman helped my family out when my husband Mel died. Leah and her family was stationed in Germany with the Army. It was soon time for them to be transferred to Fort Belvoir in Virginia but not quite yet, when they got the call her Dad was not expected to live. The Red Cross flew them home on a cargo plane. Actually they needed to go back to Germany to prepare for their move, but some fellow Army friends from Pa. took over so they didn't have to go back and could stay with me a month. They saw that their goods were packed and shipped, their car was shipped, their apartment was cleaned and turned back. Probably things I don't even know concerning a move in the Army. When everything was done and in order all the couple's relatives from Pa. sent cards and letters to me with sympathy and encouragement. I think of them often and will never forget.