Random acts of kindness
suddenly died on Portage Avenue at Deer Lodge Place on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Our cellphone also did not work, and she got in the back seat and allowed us to use her cellphone to call CAA.
Even though she was on her way to work, she stayed with us until the tow truck arrived. We hope Judy reads this and knows how grateful we are for her assistance that day.
Strangers stepped up in dilemma
ON Tuesday, Nov. 3, I took my husband to Safeway at 3900 Grant Ave. to get his flu shot.
My husband has multiple sclerosis and uses a power wheelchair. Our van is equipped with a side ramp for unloading his chair with him in it.
I usually can do this myself without any problems, but for some reason the chair started to go sideways on the ramp. When this happens, there’s a chance he could go off the ramp and be seriously injured.
As the wheelchair slid sideways, endangering my husband, I looked up and saw several people coming to our aid very quickly. They immediately did what was necessary to right the chair on the ramp and safely get my husband to the store.
Both my husband, Tom, and myself want to thank each and every person involved in our dilemma. It was all over so quickly, I didn’t have time to say thank you before they carried on with their grocery shopping or getting to their cars, as though it was just an ordinary day for them to be so kind.
I will remember all the kindness I felt, especially from the lady who came and gave me a hug. Thanks again, everyone. You know who you are.
Slogan makes sense now
I had never understood the Manitoba licence plate slogan, “Friendly Manitoba.” But one Wednesday in late October, I understood.
I was heading back to the airport and took a wrong turn at the T-junction on Berry Street. It was early morning, and the traffic was steady — even pushy. There was nowhere to stop until I found a doughnut shop.
The people working there didn’t know how to get to the airport, but said to ask their customer. I did, and the nice lady said she was just leaving and to follow her. She drove what seemed like a fair distance until we got to Wellington Avenue. She took the first opportunity to make a U-turn, and I headed to the vehicle rentals lane. We waved as we parted.
My thanks to that stranger for showing me what Friendly Manitoba means.