To The Daily Sun,
I was on my way to work Sunday, driving near the Rte. 106/107 intersection, when my Subaru skidded off the icy road into a snowbank. "No problem," I thought, "The Subaru should be able to get out of this easily." But the ice underneath the snow cover made it impossible to get any traction.
I got out and stood by the car and, not moments later, two Good Samaritan ladies stopped and offered to help. Within five minutes, four or five other people stopped with the same intentions. A few tried to push the SUV back onto the road and, when that didn't work, one man said he'd go to his home on Sleeper Hill and come back with a tow rope. "That would be faster than waiting for AAA," someone said.
When I left, I began to consider other ways to get the vehicle free. Again, in the next 10 minutes, three or four drivers offered assistance. Finally, one strong man saw what I was trying to do and, with his help, I was able to get back on the pavement. A few moments later, the man with the tow rope arrived and I was able to thank him for his helpful spirit.
The weather may be cold but the hearts of some folks in the Lakes Region are quite warm. My thanks to all my neighbors.