Thursday, July 09, 2015

“Why Do You Look So Familiar?"

This is what I asked the man after introducing myself at a Young Life post-camp parent meeting.

“I’ve been in your house,” he said to me.

Before I could freak out, he added,

“I’m a fireman. I responded to your call.”

This was the view from our front door back in February. 


Then he looked at the other parents standing nearby and informed them I had a good story to tell.

Then he patiently waited for me to tell it.
(click HERE to read our fire department story)

Which of course, I did.

Later, I saw him talking in another group and when laughter broke out, they all looked across the room at me. 

I walked over since I KNEW what they were talking about.

My friend, Beth, was asking him how our call ranked with all the other fire calls this fireman had ever received in his career. 

“I’d say it’s definitely in the top five.

Top five?


I couldn’t help but be touched. 

I may or may not have put my hands on my heart when I thanked him for the honor.

But I have to say, it seemed the pleasure was all his.


  1. Oh, I remember that story! LOL. Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things :) Please join us again this week!

  2. Haha. I want to know what the other 4 were! Seriously you need a show! Ozzy and Harriet style, "Oh those Hartranft's!" really needs to happen.

  3. I know you too well. You put your hands on your heart and thanked him ;)


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