Ran­dom acts of kind­ness

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ARTS & LIFE -

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.

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