By Letter to the Editor on January 10, 2018.
Folks, we have guardian angels in southern Alberta!
Dec. 27 at 9 p.m., I found myself in a ditch just a bit from Nobleford. As I was standing in two and half feet of snow, in total darkness, a single senior citizen on the verge of a panic attack and unable to raise AMA, a young man pulled over to help.
He was Trenton from Claresholm and the kind of kid you’d like your daughter to bring home for supper, a keeper.
Then another gentleman pulled over and his whole family piled out to help – kids and wife. Then a third gentleman pulled up who just happened to be their father – Dave Slingerland.
They could quickly see I was useless and took over, and in a matter of minutes my car was on the road aimed south. Words could not express now thankful I was for this help – because I truly was useless!
The experience taught me three things: 1. to always carry extra mitts, hats and scarves; 2. always carry a good shovel – trying to dig out snow with a snow brush doesn’t work; and 3. when you see such a situation, slow down and perhaps stop to see if an extra set of hands might help. Too many just whizzed by.
I am so thankful that these angels stopped for me. Good karma will surely come their way. And I will surely pay this forward!
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