What Christmas Is About

I feel like I need to tell this story about hometown feelings. On Christmas eve 2004, I had been on chemo over a year. Robert took me to get my treatment and then we were going shopping. My nurse instead told me I was not going shopping, that I was going to the hospital to get a blood transfusion. We got home early on Christmas.

I went to Dowdy’s Western Store. They were already closed but Craig Dowdy was still there. He opened up the shop just for me, and my sister-in-law was with me, too. When I was leaving he even gave me a big roll of wrapping paper. To me, this is what Christmas is about.

I will never forget it. I miss that store, but I will never forget that day. Craig Dowdy, I will always be your friend and your family’s friend. God will bless you and your family forever!

Lucy McBee Pleasanton, TX

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