RAN­DOM ACTS OF KIND­NESS An­gels in Stonewall earn their wings

Young nurs­ing stu­dent shows us the way

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

WHAT a snowy, cold, long win­ter it has been for we oldies. Af­ter the two-day snow­fall af­ter Christ­mas, we were blown right in. My hus­band, who can’t shovel snow, was just pac­ing. He was go­ing to get my brother-in-law’s trac­tor or find a snow­blower. He went away for about an hour. When he came home the look on his face was such re­lief. “Some­one came and shov­elled us right out.” It was our neigh­bours Don, Mon­ica, Lit­tle Chloe and Kaiden. They worked so hard. This was not the first time they’ve done it. Many times we’d come home and the snow was cleared — by shovel. And then our brother-in-law comes to town with his trac­tor and cleans out the heavy stuff. Lyle and Nancy live one mile out of Stonewall. Ed and I just can­not be­lieve the kind­ness of these an­gels. We don’t call to ask for help. They are just there. We feel so blessed. One day we will re­turn the favour, I hope! IT was very cold and windy and I had an eye-doc­tor ap­point­ment in Is­land Lakes. This was a very un­fa­mil­iar part of the city to me, so my friend Cathy came with me on the bus. We were on the No. 75 bus and very ner­vous about where we would get off, when the young lady sit­ting next to me looked at the ad­dress and said we would be get­ting off at the same stop as she would. She showed us how far we would have to walk, es­pe­cially across Bishop Grandin Boule­vard, at 4:45 p.m. Cathy and I made it to our des­ti­na­tion with great dif­fi­culty and anx­i­ety. We were grate­ful to the young woman for show­ing us Thank you very much, Blake and Ryan. From the hope­less Red River stu­dent, how to get to the of­fice, as we would not have found it with­out her guid­ance. When I came out of the doc­tor’s of­fice, I no­ticed a young girl talk­ing to Cathy. She looked just like the young girl on the bus and sure enough, it was! She had gone home and told her mother how wor­ried she was about the two older women she had met on the bus. Then she got the car and came look­ing for us. She found us just in time and in­sisted on driv­ing us home, which was prac­ti­cally across town in rush hour. We were overwhelmed by her kind­ness. She is a sec­ond-year nurs­ing stu­dent at the U of M. We think her name is Kaelin. We are very grate­ful to Kaelin. The nurs­ing pro­fes­sion is blessed to have this young woman. We will al­ways re­mem­ber her kind­ness. of the liquor com­mis­sion, came to my res­cue and, while I minded his shop­ping, he ex­changed my dam­aged pur­chases. Thank to the com­mis­sion for re­plac­ing my pur­chases — free of charge. I want Jerry to know his help and thought­ful­ness was very much ap­pre­ci­ated. A toast to Jerry and the Com­mis­sion!

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