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by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

I’m back in my Carrboro ‘hood and the first thing I wanted to do was hike on my usual trail with the dogs. I drive to a trailhead just a mile away. There are just a few public parking spaces, so occasionally I end up parking on the street in front of someone’s house. Today I did that and when I returned from my hike, I saw a note laying across my steering wheel. oh-oh, I thought, now I’ve messed with someone’s space. In fact, I thought, they were so mad that they went inside my car! I sort of cringed when I turned it over, but this is what it said:

“I had gotten used to knowing what time it is in the morning by the presence of your Prius, so its long absence has been quite noticeable. Hope all is well with you and I’m glad to know what time it is again.”

Wow. I smiled all day.

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  1. phyllisdiehl Says:

    oh tracey, how sweet is that. see their are kind thoughtful people all over our world……thanks for sharing that…..and to think that person took the time to write and care about you….another kindness story.

  2. Jolly ROger Says:

    Of course, we all welcome you back, but at least we had e-mail contact thru the absence. Thanks
    Did you have a camera phone on the trail Monday? That encounter would have been a great photo opp. At least, that’s the way I would have responded. See you next week,

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