Random acts of kindness
he enjoys walking the path daily with his dog, but many others get to enjoy the clean pathway to do our daily walks and reap the benefits of his hard labour.
Recently, he was out clearing the compact snow after a windstorm we had. Some areas were two feet deep, so it was no easy job. He clears a large area, then a friend of his in the neighbouring community clear the other section so the entire path is nice and clean.
Boy, are we ever lucky. Living in an area with no sidewalks, we rely on this path for our daily walk. Not only is it beautiful winter and summer, it’s good for the soul and the exercise.
We wouldn’t have the opportunity to enjoy it if wasn’t for these two snow angels. Thank you, wonderful neighbours.
Car trouble on Keewatin
THE morning of Saturday, Feb. 13, I was up bright and early to wash my car at the Esso station on Keewatin Street near Burrows Avenue.
After drying it off, I went to start my car, but it wouldn’t start. I read the message “No remote detected.” I had seen this message before, so I knew I had to replace the battery.
It was only 7:30 a.m., and the Shoppers Drug Mart next door wouldn’t open till 8 a.m. Out of the blue, Roxanne, the station’s owner, suggested I take her truck to the Shoppers on McPhillips Street at Mountain Avenue because it is open 24 hours a day.
I drove there and bought two Duracell batteries just to be safe. When I put one in the remote starter, the car still wouldn’t start. I was going to call CAA and realized I had left my wallet at home. It was too cold to walk home, so Fred, a handyman who keeps Roxanne company early in the morning for safety reasons, drove me home to get my wallet.
After an hour wait, CAA arrived and started my car. What a great relief.
I offered to buy Roxanne and Fred breakfast from Tim Hortons, but they declined my offer.
I sure am grateful there are folks like this in this city who are so thoughtful. I will definitely pay it forward if I get the chance.
Grateful for great game
THANK you to the Garden Hill boys hockey team, who let me play in their game of shinny at Bourkevale Community Centre one weekend earlier this month even though they had lots of players already.
There was a lot of skill out there, and it was a great game.
You would have a tough time finding a nicer bunch of kids anywhere.
Hydro worker a big help
ON Friday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m., I was driving out of the driveway when I got struck on a snowbank and could not get the driver’s door open.
I honked and honked my horn until my husband came outside, then he shovelled and shovelled.
Then a truck parked nearby, and along came a young man. I asked him who he was. He told me he works for Manitoba Hydro and was driving by when he saw my car was struck and my husband was shovelling it out.
He went into his truck, then returned to help shovel.
He and my husband shovelled for 10 minutes. Then, he told me to put the car in reverse and they would push it. The car didn’t budge, so he shovelled some more and told me to straighten the wheel as they pushed.
He didn’t want any money. We thanked him, but I did not get the young man’s name.