Good Samaritans' aid family with car trouble

Dear editor,

On Sunday (June 14) my mother and I were taking my sons back to their mother when, coming out of Cameron, the car began to miss.

Just a little way out of Minerva the engine just cut off and the car died and would not restart.

As we were parked on the side of the road my mother (who is disabled and walks with a cane) and I raised the hood and looked underneath the vehicle to see if we could see any damage or why the vehicle would not start.

My mother then began to call roadside assistance to see what they could do for us.

During this time a couple by the name of Calvin and Barbara pulled off US 77 to see if they could help. They waited while my mother found out what was going to happen with the car.

Roadside assistance informed my mother that they would tow the vehicle to Tranum Ford so that it could be repaired.

Upon hearing the news Calvin and his wife insisted that we ride with them into town. They took us to the Kountry Inn Motel because it was around places that we could get some food, and it was also near the Ford dealer.

My mother tried to pay them for their troubles, but they would not take any payment. Everyone at the Hotel was great, and the Ford dealership had our car repaired and ready to go by 11:30 Monday morning.

I just felt that I needed to send this so that everyone can see what a wonderful and helping community they live in.

It is not often that you hear of such kindness from people these days to help out a stranded motorist.

They were truly a blessing to my family and I as my two young sons, my mother, and myself were able to get a ride to a hotel to get every one in out of the heat.

Thanks Aaron Pettijohn

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