Rainy parking lot ride leads to mixup, but keepsakes returned safely


Posted by Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:09 am on Wednesday, December 21 2011

The Nasons met the Malsons on Monday to give them their bag that was accidently placed in the Nason’s car. Afterward, the Nasons treated the Malsons to lunch because of their kindness when helping Marion Nason find her car at Wal-Mart. The Malson’s pictures were to be handed out to friends and family for helping celebrate their 70th anniversary. The Nasons are still newlyweds and will celebrate their one-year anniversary in February. Pictured, from left, is Doris Malson, Charles Malson, Marion Nason and Robert Nason. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — People close to home are spreading kindness to others throughout the holidays.

On Dec. 9, Marion Nason of Belding was in tears because she could not find her vehicle in the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot through the rain and wind.

As she walked back into the store, she ran into Doris and Charles Malson of Carson City. When Nason told the Malsons she couldn’t find her car, Charles Malson told the women to wait while he went and grabbed the van.

“She had a frantic look on her face,” Doris Malson said.

Nason said Charles Malson was out the door in a flash to help.

He pulled the van up and had the women get in. They began to drive up and down each aisle until they found Nason’s car.

Once they found Nason’s car, Doris Malson helped load the items Nason bought at Wal-Mart into her car.

Nason thanked the Malsons for their help and the three went their own ways without exchanging names or where each other were from.

Once Nason got home, she unloaded her items into the garage and left them for a couple of days because they were mainly cleaning items.

When she decided to bring the items into her home, she realized she had an extra bag. Inside that bag were three packs of chocolate and a package of pictures that said “Thank you for celebrating our 70th anniversary with us.”

Nason began to think the bag must have been left by someone in front of her in line at Wal-Mart.

“I called Wal-Mart to see if they had a number,” Nason said. “But they never called me back.”

Nason wanted to find the couple in the photograph because she knew they were meant to be sent to people. One day, she showed the couple’s picture to her cleaning lady in hopes she might know who they were.  Something even better happened.

Nason’s cleaning lady noticed a number on the back of the package that might be for the couple in the photo. Nason called and it was the couple she had been searching for.

“The story is even more wonderful than I thought,” Nason said.

When she was setting up a day and time to meet the couple in the photo, Nason was explaining to the couple what car to look for.

“They already knew who I was,” Nason said.

Nason and her husband, Robert Nason, met with the Malsons on Monday to not only give the couple back their photos, but to take them to lunch for their kindness when helping Marion Nason find her car.

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