Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Tribute To Paul Newman


I received the following storey via email one day. I can't possibly know if it's true, but even if it isn't, those of us who have adored those blue eyes for so long can relate to the lady's delimma in the following story.
A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited.
one Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone.
She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor.
There was only one other patron in the store: Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee.
The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blue eyes. The actor nodded graciously and the star struck woman smiled demurely.
Pull yourself together! she chides herself. You're a happily married woman with three children, you're forty-five years old, not a teenager!
The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul's direction.
When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change but her other hand was empty.
Where's my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store? Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk's hand or in a holder on the counter or something! However, no ice cream cone was in sight.
With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman.
His face broke into his familiar, warm, friendly grin and he said to the woman, "You put it in your purse."
He was a great actor, but a better Philanthropist. He went about his life helping others with his good fortune. He said one time it was sad that his salad dressing made more money than his movies. But he even gave that away.
We could all do more for those less fortunate than we. I'm going to try to be better about that. How about you?
Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Love one another.

4 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

now that was funny and I hope she went and sat with him and enjoyed her well time with because i am sure the ice cream and the purse contents were a mess!

Lisa J said...

cute story, and he is pretty sweet to look at huh?

#1daughter said...

You're more fascinated with him now that he's dead arent' you? Dead people rock. I knew someday I'd bring you over to the dark side.

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. Best movie ever!

movie fan said...

it's hard not to admire Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways, such as his Newman's Own line--high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes... very smart.

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