The Hawkins' Store Theft
Charles Gordon Hawkins, age 93, of East Point passed away Friday, August 10, 2012. Graveside service will be Monday, August 13, 11 AM at Noonday Baptist Church, Marietta. Arrangements by Medford-Peden Funeral Home.
- parts of an Obituary in the Atlanta Journal Constitution last week.
Charles Hawkins' parents owned the Hawkins Store that Hawkins Store Road off Canton Road in Marietta got its name. The store has been gone for many years.
My father-in-law, Paul, when a young man, just married, worked in the store as a clerk. He died in 2000.
Five or six years before he died he received in the mail a letter with no return address. It had cash money in it and a letter.
The letter was anonymously sent. It explained said that he sees Paul every Sunday at church and they have been friends for years. He said many years ago when Paul worked in the store when Paul wasn't looking the mysterious person stole something in the store, I forgot if it was a small amount of cash or an object like candy or whatever. He went on to say that he felt Paul probably had to pay for the missing item (or cash) out of his own pocket. The letter went on to say it has been on his concious ever since. He figures with bank rates interest about how much the missing amount would be worth the day he wrote the letter.
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