Friday, March 29, 2013
Pretzels for the Workers
Every Easter, the volunteer firefighters in our town sell spring flowers as a way of raising additional funds. You can see them in front of the different firehouses, doing a brisk business if the weather is good. As I was coming home from a kindness talk I gave to a Rotary club this afternoon, I passed the firehouse and saw the activity. It reminded me that I had intended to swing by our soft pretzel store on Main Street and buy a bunch of warm pretzels for the workers, but by this point I was already past Main Street and on my way home.
Nevertheless, I doubled back and returned to the pretzel store and bought 20 of pretzels, fresh out of the oven. Then I parked a couple of blocks from the firehouse and went to deliver them. Having lived in town as long as I have, I know many of the firefighters and was glad to greet them personally with my gift.
Small tokens like these are a nice way to show some appreciation for the sacrifices these people make. It's the least I can do.