"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Kindness of Strangers
Kent and I are in a wonderful Supper Club group full of couples from our Sunday School class. We go out to eat once a month then go to someone's house for dessert. We always have such a great time! Our group keeps growing, and now we have 10 couples! Last week we went to eat at a great Italian restaurant in Hoover at Patton Creak called Cafe Lazio. There were 16 or so of us there last week. As we got ready to pay the bill, the server walked up and told us that the man at the table behind us had already paid for all of our dinners! It took us a few minutes to process what she said. We didn't know what to do, so finally we decided to send a representative over to ask the man about his gift. He told us that he just thought we looked like a nice group of people and wanted to do something for us! We were blown away by his generosity. He refused to give us his name, and we're still trying to figure out who he is. We all went to thank him, and he was so humble. He asked us about our group and we told him that we were from Covenant Presbyterian Church. He said that he and his wife were in town on business and were looking somewhere to go to church on Sunday. Kent and I were out of town on Sunday, so I'm not sure if he went to Covenant or not. We really enjoyed talking with him and will never forget that experience. What a generous man!
We don't have a current picture from supper club with the whole group - this one was taken earlier in the year.