Monday, December 22, 2008

A Story of Christmas Past

I read this op-ed piece by Ted Gup, “Hard Times, a Helping Hand,” today in the New York Times. It is a true story of a tough Christmas 75 years ago that will sound uncomfortably familiar this year. It’s a nice little story with a somewhat happy ending.

I felt it appropriate for this blog because the hero of the story remained anonymous for all these years, exposed only by the chance discovery of a battered old suitcase in an attic by a great grandson who also happens to be a professor of journalism.

Talk about a story being dropped in your lap!