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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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