Letter to the Editor

Helping hands

To the editor: In a long-ago movie, Charles Laughton portrayed Henry VIII at dinner. Savagely gnawing a haunch of meat and throwing the bone over his shoulder, he proclaimed: “Decency is dead. Manners are a thing of the past.”

He was wrong. Two weeks ago, in a dark, snowy rush hour, I attempted to drive up the incline from West Valley Vision Center and turn right onto Geist Road. I got stuck in loose snow. A nice young man tapped on my window and offered help. When I thanked him for stopping, he said, “My mom would kill me if I didn’t!”

He cleared snow from my tires with his feet and bare hands, then instructed me on rocking the car while he pushed. At this point another man and woman joined in and they all pushed me clear.

Thanks to the three Samaritans, and to that killer mom!

 

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