Letter: People like this woman make Q-C good place to live


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 1:41 pm
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On Dec. 20, I had to be out for an appointment during the blizzard. I came west on Locust Street just as the clean-up was beginning with the downed tree which fell over the street.

Traffic was rerouted to Middle Road down to Jersey Ridge.
I (and many others) then turned onto Kirkwood Boulevard. The hill up to Eastern proved to be a stumbling block for some drivers and the wait was quite long as they worked to get traction to begin to surmount the hill from a stop.

After several failed attempts, drivers were getting short-tempered and we all wanted "somebody to do something"!

Well, I looked in my rear view mirror and here came a lady running up the hill. She got behind the stuck car and the lady in the car directly behind the stalled car got out. They pushed until the car had traction and made it onto Eastern.

As she ran past, I thanked her. Her reply was, "Well, we're all in this together." I did not get her name but wanted her to know how that touched me during a time when we all seemed so busy with our own stuff.

It sure makes the area a much more pleasant place to have people like this living here.

Mary Hyslop,
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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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