On our recent trip to a small town in Texas, we needed a little more gas for the lawn mower.  Easy – less than a 2 block walk to the gas station!  I’ll walk down. Pondering what the possible reactions of the towns people might be when seeing a small gray-haired lady walking with a gas can.  Total interest or ignore the situation.  

At the pump a man talked uneasily how filling my can would cost 8 dollars.  A little over two dollars almost filled it.   He definitely didn’t like the cost of fuel.  

Only a half a block from the gas station and I heard….”Mam, mam, can we give you a ride?”  Truly appreciating their concern, thanking them for their offer, yet walking on to our new home without assistance and wondering if it would have happened in suburbia!