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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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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