Saturday, March 24, 2012

Don't judge a book part 2

First impressions aren't always correct. A man named Calvin is a perfect example of that. To anyone who doesn't know him they would think that he was a male version of a bag lady. He can be seen any day of the year walking down the road carrying his bags. He doesn't dress fancy and he may not always smell so good but the man has a heart of gold. Anyone who's lived around here for a while knows him and once he has met you he will find out your birthday and will NEVER forget it. He makes a point of searching you out and singing happy birthday to you.
Now I don't advertise my birthday and no one I work with ever remembers it but I knew that if Calvin came in the store last Wednesday he wouldn't forget. Imagine my surprise when I saw him, said hello, he said hi back and kept on walking.
A few hours later I was busy doing something and suddenly hear singing behind me. Wouldn't you know it, there stood Calvin singing happy birthday. When he finished his song he told me that they wanted me up in the front office. Walking up the isle I could see balloons and when I got to the front Calvin rushed up beside me, grabbed the balloons and handed them to me. The picture below is what he had attached to the ribbons.

32 comments:

Sher said...

What a nice surprise and great taste in jewelry I might add. Love it!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you so very much for telling us about that, and for being so kind to Calvin when so many wouldn't.

bichonpawz said...

That is just the nicest story! How wonderful! So many people really are misjudged....just by the "cover". Thank you for sharing that story Ann! Hope you had a great birthday! Calvin's a good man.

Philippa said...

What a lovely story!

Marg said...

Now that is a heart warming story. There really are some really good people in the world. I bet that is one of the best birthday presents you ever have gotten. Have a great birthday week end.

Betty Sneeringer said...

I'm glad you value what is on the inside of Calvin! And, he cares about you, too.

Betty

Antonella said...

Awe, that is such a beautiful story. Your heart shines through in your interactions with Calvin!
Hugs, antonella :-)

LDH said...

Sweet and thoughtful Calvin, with a loving heart!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What a NICE person Calvin is! Love the jewelry and hope you are wearing it today out and about somewhere. :-))

Helen said...

That is so thoughtful of him. He must had made your day.

silverthoughts2 said...

Aww, that is very sweet.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my goodness....that is the sweetest gesture ....Calvin sure does know how to work a lady's heart strings. What a neat, beautiful gift.

By the way...happy belated birthday.


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Out on the prairie said...

What a lovely surprise. He has made an extended family with many who make his life happy.I hope you know his birthday.Today was my babies 20th.

Sandee said...

I like Calvin. He's a guy with a heart of gold indeed. He also did a great job with your birthday present.

Have a terrific day. Day two of four off. My best to Duke. :)

Grace said...

Kindness is always rewarded - how lovely for you and him...

Sandra said...

this makes me sad and happy... what a wonderful story and a beautiful gift. wow you must rate.... not just a song but balloons and a gift.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

First, Happy Birthday.

It is really sad how many of us, I'm generalizing here judge people by the way they dress, look etc...

Seeing inside someone is what counts and Calvin seems to be a gem. What he did for you was awesome. And, he has great taste in jewelry :)

SweetMarie said...

This is a touching story. So sweet and thoughtful of Calvin to remember your birthday. I believe what is in a person's heart is what matters. I would say Calvin has a loving and giving heart. Happy Saturday!

Chatty Crone said...

Ann that was so sweet! sandie

Anne said...

What a lovely gift and thoughtful gesture. Happy belated birthday!

Ginny said...

What an interesting story!!! And the jewelry is SO pretty!!! I wonder what his own story is and now I want someone to do something for HIS birthday!!! Love Duke's new toy and your Easter M&M's!

BeadedTail said...

What a lovely story! Calvin sounds like a wonderful man and proof to not judge a book by the cover. He has good taste in jewelry too!

Daisy said...

That story made me smile real big. Happy belated birthday to you!

Karen said...

What a sweet man! A diamond in the rough. Happy Birthday to you!

Don't unplug your hub. said...

A heart warming post indeed. When I go and do my street portraits I meet lots of kind and interesting people you wouldn't normally notice.

momto8 said...

what a great story of kindness from another human being!! I would like to meet Calvin.

Reeni said...

Further proof that looks are deceiving! Calvin has a heart of gold and the jewelry is pretty!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat post, Ann.... Calvin knew that YOU are SPECIAL... You have been nice to him --and that is important... I'm glad he came into the store on your birthday. What a nice gift.

Hugs,
Betsy

Duni said...

What a sweet surprise!
I'm sure the turquoise jewelry set looks beautiful on you!

Sharkbytes said...

Nice! Everyone has their own gift!

Ann Oon said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear Ann. Hope you have had a great one. The jewellery from Calvin is indeed very beautiful. A most pleasing color too. He is one very special someone.

Debra Dickinson said...

Love, love, love the Calvins of the world. As well as those that value them. xxo, D

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