I was crossing the south tip of San Francisco Bay on a bridge (if
memory serves) is almost 9 miles long when a stalled car was "parked"
in one of the two traffic lanes. Man with wife and two kids had run
out of gas. Told him to get in and steer while I pushed him across
the bridge and he coasted into the first gas station, I never slowed
down after starting to push. Just commented to him to remember when
he saw someone stalled and out of gas.
I ran across a family with a flat tire and no money while crossing a
Navaho reservation. Took the father and the tire to the closest gas
staion I could find which was about 5 miles away on a dirt road. When
the Navaho man who fixed the tire found out I was going to pay for it,
he said there'd be no charge. So the father has to help someone to pay
me back and I have to help someone to pay back the Navaho man :-).
I make the drunks I pull out of the bar ditches on occasion pick up beer
cans (theirs or someone else's) rather than charge 'em...if it's muddy
or snowing as it often is, they do the crawling in the mud as well... :)
While on my way to store, my son and I saw a lady standing on the side
of the road crying. She was obviously hurting and was using a
walker. She had no shoes or even a purse. I turned around to see if
we could help. It seems she had been in hospital and when released had
taken a bus home only to discover that her boyfriend had been arrested
and landlord had locked the house up for past rent. It was friday
night, she had no money and nowhere to go.
We rented her motel room with a kitchen, then we went to goodwill and
bought her some clothes, then some food and medicine for her feet as
they were covered with blisters from trying to walk barefoot in
Arizona in the summer time. Left her with 20 dollars and phone
numbers for our church as well as crisis intervention.
As we are driving away I asked my son how he felt. He said he felt sad
to know that people, that they could just wake up and find that they
His last words were " Please don't tell anyone not even Mom I'm afraid
it will change me"
I love my son!
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I like SMALL routers for hand held stuff, using a laminate trimmer for a
lot of smaller edge treatment. I like the new Bosch, but the Trend
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