Great kindness at sad time
I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and am on oxygen 24/7. I was attending a dear friend’s graveside service on Aug. 23 at Kildonan United Cemetery on Main Street. It was an extremely hot and humid day, which is not good for my breathing or energy level.
I was not able to walk from the parking lot to the graveside, a fair distance. My daughter talked to the groundskeeper, and the next thing I knew, he was in the parking lot with his small tractor. He had put old jackets and a blanket on the box behind the seat for us to sit on.
He helped me on and drove me to the graveside for the service. We were leading everyone in attendance to the grave. He then waited until the service was over and came back to pick me up and take me back to my sister’s car.
Unfortunately, I do not remember his name, but I hope he reads this and knows how grateful I am. It was probably a first for a funeral service. He will never be forgotten for going above and beyond the meaning of kindness. I will surely pay it forward in some way.