She gave me $100 bill

photo of my 2 boys back then
@bunnybon7 (32618)
Holiday, Florida
October 29, 2016 1:39pm CST
I was just laying here thanking Jesus for the oxygen I breathe, warm clothes, and plenty of good food, when it came to mind something that happened 45 yrs. ago. We, 4 kids, myself and 2nd husband lived in a townhouse type apartments joining other apartments in a row. In a poor part of town. Mostly we were happy but had very little. went to food banks and churches for extra food and clothes, etc. the women would sit on each others front steps and visit in summer while watching the kids play on the sidewalk. One such day, a big limo pulled up and parked in front of our building and a high fashion pretty lady walked out and approached us. jewels all over her and sat on my stoop next to me. Everyone gathered to see who it was but I did not know her either. She said, "I used to live here and I promised myself, when I got money I would come back and visit where I came from. Just to remind myself." She started pulling out 5 dollar bills from her purse and gave each kid, then 20's for adults. and before she walked back to the limo she pulled out a 100 bill and gave me and thanked me for sitting there talking with her on the step. That was just so weird and we never found out who she was and I often wondered how she was after that. I always thought how fun it would be if I was ever rich, just to do such a thing. Ever have anything like that happen to you? btw, I was thinking all this because last night the electric was off for 4 hours cause someone hit a pole and I just prayed for it. 5 minutes before my friend Linda called and I asked her to pray and voila !! back on. lol
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@marlina (60949)
• Canada
29 Oct 16
No, never had anything like this happened to me.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Oct 16
i look back and seems the strangest things have happened in my life. lol. thank God for some awsome good things.
• Greece
30 Oct 16
@bunnybon7 It can be quite a blessing to think back on something amazing like this. At the time perhaps we did not appreciate it but years later we realize that it was something of a miracle. We take the Lord for granted often and it is nice to recall those special memories and be thankful.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad back then it was thought of as a miracle and blessing because I think it was near the end of the month and many of us was on government assistance and food stamps.
@just4him (89326)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct 16
That was wonderful of that lady. I haven't had that exact thing happen, but I've found money in clothes I bought from thrift stores and felt truly blessed.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Nov 16
i have also. purses too
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@just4him (89326)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 16
@bunnybon7 It's always an added blessing.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Nov 16
@just4him yes. just thought i would tell something good here that happened to me for once. lol
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@Shellyann36 (8619)
• United States
21 Nov 16
Wow now that was an awesome story! I have never had anything happen like this happen to us or anyone else in my family. Glad you were so blessed and glad you were blessed with the power situation as well.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Nov 16
it really was a once in a lifetime experience. very strange.
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• United States
29 Nov
@bunnybon7 It is certainly something to tell your grandchildren.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Nov
@Shellyann36 actually my grandkids seem to not listen to anything i have to say about anything. not sure why non do these days. not interested in anything but themselves and what they can get these days. sad
@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Oct 16
Good things do happen. I have never had that happen to me.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Oct 16
but I bet some other weird things have. seems you have had a few special experiences like myself
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Oct 16
@bunnybon7 ....It would seem so.
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• United States
30 Oct 16
no ma'am, can't say i've e'er 'xperienced such. nice 'f her to stop by 'n be so generous, no doubt all needed/'ppreciated those funds. if'n i were to fall 'nto funds, i'd do somethin' fer the community with my name ne'er used.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Oct 16
yes that's the thing. she never revealed who she was. it was a very poor neighborhood and we did talk of it for weeks. I would too if I was to get rich and be able to travel back to where I was very poor. know how it feels.
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• United States
31 Oct 16
@bunnybon7 i admire folks such's her, those that give without the wish fer recognition.
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@Jackalyn (6666)
• Oxford, England
26 Nov
God is so good. I know thanking Him for everything good or bad is always the right thing to do. You are doing that and all is well. It is wonderful to hear how this lady remembered her origins as she prospered and what it was like to be poor.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov
yes its too bad many forget and never do such things. it was the end of the month and we were struggling with food even. God sent her i think
@Tina30219 (25822)
• Onaway, Michigan
26 Nov
That was nice of the lady and I bet the kids we're excited when she gave them the money. I never had something like that happen before if it evef did I sure would be thankful.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Nov
yes to bad there are not more rich that look back and do for people less fortunate the way they used to be.
@paigea (21035)
• Canada
12 Nov 16
How interesting. It was like something out of a movie.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Nov 16
yes and people have told me that I have had so many things happen in my life like that I should really write them for a movie. lol
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@UncleJoe (8099)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 Nov 16
I remember the summer of '72 when a lifelong friend showed up at my house with a brand new shiny Cadillac. He told if I worked hard enough, I could afford one to. He was right. I just bought a 1972 Cadillac.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Nov 16
bet that cost a lot more from that time to now. its a classic
@marsha32 (6780)
• United States
5 Nov 16
That's such a cool story. I would do the same if I ever get that ship to come in. One year some years ago one of my longtime online friends sent me $100. She said she didn't worship anywhere but still tithed and she had earned $1000 on stocks. She wanted to tithe it to me since she knew I was struggling to pay the rent.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Nov 16
oh that is so nice I like paying forward also and that lady showed me what I would do if I got rich.
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@PatZAnthony (11729)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Nov 16
Money can really change a life-it is always nice to hear about those with money who are willing to share.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Nov 16
and remember where they came from and how it is to be poor. she should have a star in heaven for that
1 Nov 16
She is such a wonderful girl.I wondee how old she was that time
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Nov 16
yes about 35 yrs i would say. unless you mean when she lived there
@iridion9 (2314)
• Philippines
30 Oct 16
Did anyone took a photo of her? Yup, she must be rich. Giving money like that.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Oct 16
no photos. it was in 1974 and we were too poor to really have cameras. lol. and even when we did it would take a while for money to develop the film.
@Happy2BeMe (66951)
• Canada
29 Oct 16
I have never had such a thing happen but what a great story.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Oct 16
sure seems i have had some truly strange things happen in my long life. lol
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@jstory07 (57258)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Oct 16
That women never forgot where she came from and the friends she had while she was there. You were nice to her and she was grateful. If I ever won money I would help my friends that needed help.
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Oct 16
the awsome thing about it was we didn't even know her. i would also
@Corbin5 (79020)
• United States
29 Oct 16
How wonderful of that lady to understand the situation and come back to help those in need. I have experienced a many prayer answered too. How fortunate we are!
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@bunnybon7 (32618)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Oct 16
i know. i thought i would total freak at loosing power but grandson made sure the portable was hooked up and Linda prayed for me, so cool.
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