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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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