Kindness of a stranger

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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37 Responses to Kindness of a stranger

  1. seeker says:

    That is so heart warming. Yes, bless them.

  2. I’ve decided to buy shares of Kleenex since reading your blogs, Paulette.

  3. tazzielove says:

    This made my day!

  4. gita4elamats says:

    Happy tears! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Guess who’s in tears now ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh geez. That was something special. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. FlaHam says:

    Paulette, My eyes swell up, a tear runs down beside my nose. But I am smiling just the same. Thank you, Bill

  8. natuurfreak says:

    Gives me such a warm feeling!

  9. 68ghia says:

    Not something that happens enough – there are good souls in the world too…
    Thanks P!

  10. And they cost so little – those acts of kindness!

  11. Clanmother says:

    I have been enjoying everyone of your reblogs! You bring the gift of community to us by connecting us across the blogger miles. We are a powerful force for change – bringing peaceful outcomes for humanity, our fellow creatures and the earth that we call home. Hugs and more hugs!

  12. barb19 says:

    Thank goodness for people who care.

  13. Sage says:

    I’ve watched this twice and am in awe with the kindness of strangers.

  14. Clowie says:

    That brought a tear to my eye. The doggy looked like a little teddy bear when he was wrapped up in the towel.

  15. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    This was lovely.

    A bit long drawn out and over dramatic (sorry! ) but lovely nonetheless. My gosh, how did he even GET in there? !

    Must have felt so much relief to feel that man’s arms. How gorgeous. Love him in the towel at the end, too – sort of has the look of a stoic grandpa in that photo!

    Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Lada Ray says:

    Beautiful story!

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