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A stranger lends a hand

February 14, 2013

To the editor: Thursday morning, I was on my way to drop kids off at their bus stop when my car broke down on Highway 169. I didn’t have my purse or my cell phone, so we started walking....

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jamesf

Feb-20-13 6:19 PM

Misters, those who disagree with you because they are concerned about safety are the ones who would drive right past you and your kids and yet complain that no one would help them when they needed it.

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mistersmom

Feb-17-13 5:36 PM

it was a company vehicle,and our destination was a half mile away at the most. i know its not the 1950s, however im not an obvlivious,out of touch with reality sort of woman. had something, anything, seemed off, i wldve continued to walk. im aware of the many dangers of the world, however, i have faith in the good people that are living among us.

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jammer

Feb-15-13 9:53 PM

Gssmms,

Just because a person exercise caution dose not mean they LIVE IN FEAR. I certainly don't. Times have changed there is absolutely no doubt about it. Caution does not = Fear!

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gssmms

Feb-15-13 10:45 AM

People who think, meditate, make decisions based on, and live constantly in fear of what might happen... or what has happened in other places at other times... are living as slaves to those fears. There are many labels to make it all seem reasonable, of course, like "wisdom," "prudence," "caution," or whatever else makes it seem all right to be fearful and worried. The media harps on story after story of all the evil things a very few people do... and they harp on the same story from every possible angle for days at a time... and they breed & instill fear in people that will not stand up to the actual, statistical realities that MOST people, MOST Of the time will give you a ride WITHOUT harming you or your children. The media breeds fear. The media creates and conditions slaves. That's my comment.

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jammer

Feb-14-13 9:36 PM

Sad but true! It's in the news every day. No one is exempt.

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Anderson

Feb-14-13 11:34 AM

Those comments are a sad statement on the times.

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jammer

Feb-14-13 11:17 AM

I cringed after reading this letter. Now a days you need to be even more cautious when meeting strangers. You were lucky this time. If it were me I'd of just asked to use his phone or asked him to call someone for you. You put your children at risk. Thankfully it worked out for you and your children. But like I said you can't be to careful these days, we are not back in the 50's and 60's. it's scary times!

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sherricrandall

Feb-14-13 1:27 AM

I am so glad you got through this difficulty safely & Thank God for the kindness of this man! But I cringe at the thought of what could have happened to you & your children had this been the wrong kind of person; especially since there have been abduction attempts in this area just a few months ago! Hopefully, your letter will serve as a reminder to everyone, male or female to take every precaution possible against allowing ourselves to become vulnerable on the road whether close to home or farther away.

It's good that your children learned a lesson in kindness & hopefully they will also be well taught to be prepared whenever they leave their house and the dangers of getting into a vehicle with someone they don't know. You did what you had to do & I'm so glad you got through it safely!

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