Saturday, December 26, 2009
Humbling for the Holidays.....
I'm sure by now if you know me or my family, you've probably heard me mention about my grandfather, Paul Stewart(Pap) having Alzheimer's.
Well, each and every day is a "new experience", but it's something we as a family are trying to deal with. He has his good days, but he also has bad days.
My mom started giving him suckers a few years ago, as a reward for him cooperating and eating his meals. It started working and GrannyMa noticed that he would only eat the "chocolate" pops, so when anyone would buy him a bag, we would always have alot of the other flavors left. Last year, after Halloween I ran into Big Lots and found a bag of just "Chocolate Pops" and bought the entire case. Those didn't last very long, so we continued buying the regular bags and having lots of pops left over.
My Mom got to thinking the other day and called the customer service number on the back of the bag. She proceeded in telling them the story about how much my Pap loved their Tootsie Roll Pops, but only the chocolate ones. They told her that they only package them "all" chocolate at Halloween, for a special one time a year promotion. This past Monday, a package came in the mail to her from the Tootsie Roll Factory. Inside was a letter saying that her phone call and story touched their hearts and that they hand picked some chocolate pops and packaged them up just for Pap! ALL 200 just for him!!! Isn't that amazing???
I cried when my mom read the letter to me, and I also laughed and smiled at the same time, and with a humbled heart, thanked God that there are some good things still left in this world:)