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Good Cop & Good Cop in Carmi, Illinois

Suzanne and I were driving through Carmi yesterday on our way to Little Giant grocery, where we regularly shop. Just west of down town, we saw a young, dark skinned Hispanic family, a couple with two young children around 8-10 years old, with their vehicle parked in a church parking lot. They had a sign saying "STRANDED HERE NEED HELP." After we passed them, Sue and I were both moved to go back and offer some help. When we approached the stranded family from the other direction, there was a Carmi City Police car pulled up beside their vehicle in the parking lot. Our first thought was broke, broke down, helpless, hungry and far from friends, and now also hassled by the gendarmes.

But, they weren't being hassled. When we stopped beside both vehicles and asked the police officer, if he was detaining or hassling the family, he told us not at all. He said he had stopped, heard their story and given them $40 to help them on their way. That is how the police are in my dream world. We said hello to the father of the family, who hardly spoke English, then added $50 to the $40 the police officer had given them. Then, we drove away happy, that the good cop had shown us, that we live in a better world, than we sometimes think, we do. If you go to Carmi, smile and wave at a City Police Officer.

RON NESLER POSTING FROM NEW HARMONY, INDIANA

 

Ron's tip of the day. The Little Giant Grocery store in Carmi deals in over stocked groceries, meats and produce from big box retail grocery stores. They also support local food banks and soup kitchens. They buy blind semi loads of close outs and overstocks, and sell many items for pennies on the dollar. Yesterday, they had organic, free range, chemical free frozen chicken legs for 69 cents per pound. Frequently they have all natural free range beef or pork at ridicuously low prices. Yesterday, they also had big beautiful fresh ripe pineapples at 99 cents each. We go once a week to shop there, and it is a real adventure, because you never know, what this weeks trucks have brought in. Some weeks are better than others, but it is always fun and profitable, and you can thumb your nose at WalMart, which is right across the street. 

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