Sunday, August 3, 2008

Good Samaritan

Sunday 3rd August 2008
Well, I must tell you all... Ray’s ‘Good Samaritan’ deed has earned ME another little treasure yesterday. On our way along the road yesterday afternoon we passed someone broken down on the side of the road, so of course we stopped to see if we could help. He had a broken water shaft and had put the fan through the radiator and done a lot of damage. We offered whatever help we could, he just said “If you could take me to my home, so that I can come back with my car and tow the thing home again, that would be great.” So off we went, he started talking about what he does etc, as you do. When we got to his house which was at Mintabie, just west of Marla, Ray help him get some fuel from a 44gal drum to take with him. Then he said “just come inside for a moment, I’ll show you something.” So in we went, and he gave me a beautiful Opal Dubblet, it is really lovely, how lucky am I?
We are bushing camping tonight and have had a great fire going to keep warm... we’ll have to find our winter cloths soon, they are all packed away up on the roof rack at the moment.

6 comments:

Rodger said...

Well it looks like you are having an enjoyable time travelling the sticks. Bloody cold at Coffs. Down to 3c at night and at times 16c during the day. Lawn still growing though.
Let us know when you are back. You've been missing some really good jokes.
Rodger & Betty

Anonymous said...

Hi there you two, see, it just goes to show some people appreciate what you do for them. Now you have a lovely opal. He prbably dug it up himself!! Hope to see you two soon, Valla is missing you. Love Jan

Anonymous said...

take a risk, give a bit, get a bit ... works for me, enjoy your trip
regards
John Glennon

Redness said...

WOW the generosity of people never ceases to amaze dows it? How wonderful ... I can't believe you've wended your way home ... how fast the time went ... Your journey via the blog has been stupendous well done and welcome back.xoxoxoxo

Redness said...

WOW the generosity of people never ceases to amaze dows it? How wonderful ... I can't believe you've wended your way home ... how fast the time went ... Your journey via the blog has been stupendous well done and welcome back.xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Faye,
Welcome back. I have just had a read of your trip, you sure had a great time. Lucky you getting an opal, have any plans for it? Just goes to show it is good to help people as you never know how grateful they may be.
Joy...