I was having an early lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Brevin’s in Churubusco. A car backed into a parking space. I continued gazing out the window of the booth I was sitting in, thinking about what to write for the Smoke on the Wind column. A man got out of his Volvo, opened the trunk, and took out a wheelchair, unfolded it, and then opened the passenger door to help his wife into the chair. I got up and held the inner door open for them. I then returned to my booth to enjoy my fish basket lunch. The gentleman wheeled his wife up to a table close to where I was sitting. He looked over at me and smiled. I could feel the kindness and depth of his spirit and the love and respect that this man and his wife shared for one another. Soon another couple joined them, and the man was on crutches. After he was seated, with his crutches propped up against the wall, he also looked in my direction and smiled. There were four joy-filled people sitting at that table. It was my dessert, and I am eternally grateful for having been blessed by these four strangers.

As I was leaving the restaurant, I approached their table and said, “Excuse me, but are you folks familiar with Waynedale and The Waynedale News?” “Yes, we are,” was their reply. I said to them, “Well then, look for the next issue. I’m going to write about the four of you, but I don’t know your names.” They said, “That’s okay, just say Anonymous.”

Well, Anonymous, I wish to thank you all for your beautiful smiles, and I pray that you will be touched by The Holy Spirit and healed of your injuries, and also that we will meet again one day and break bread together.


Rev. Tom Dancing Feather Ebbing

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Rev. Thomas Dancing Feather Ebbing

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