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A Christmas Story

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Posted by Zenia on November 29, 2004 at 09:20:12 from (

There was this fellow who worked for the Post Office whose job it was to
process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One day a letter came
to his desk, addressed in a shaky handwriting to God. He thought, "Oh boy,
better open this one and see what it's all about."

So he opened it and read: "Dear God, I am an 83 year old widow living on a
very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100.00 in
it, which was all the money I had until my next pension check. Next Sunday
is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without
that money, I have nothing to buy food with. I have no family to turn to,
and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?"

The postal worker was touched, and went around showing the letter to all
the others. Each of them dug into his wallet and came up with a few
dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96.00, which
they put into an envelope and sent over to her. The rest of the day, all
the workers felt the warm glow of the kind thing they had done.

Christmas came and went. A few days later another letter came from the old
lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.

It read, "Dear God, How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for
me? Because of your gift of love I was able to fix a glorious dinner for
my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful
gift. By the way, there was $4 missing. I think it must have been those
thieving bastards at the Post Office."

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