12/21/2004

Red-State Generosity

Via Michelle Malkin...

Richard Hamman is a retired farmer who lives in a small town in Iowa - Anthon, population 650. This Christmas, he gave his neighbors a unique gift:

The Hamanns doled out $25,000 to pay the town's electricity bills - all due on Dec. 25.

Hamann, 75, sees the gift as returning a good deed.

``The Lord has been very good to us and so have the people of this community, so I always thought we ought to be doing something in return if we could,'' he said Monday.
I spend so much time dwelling on bad news and stories about evil people that it's easy to forget that there are genuinely decent people in the world. To borrow a line from the best Christmas movie ever, Christmas is the time when we become the people we wish we could be.

Amen.