Good Samaritans

I want to give a shout out to all you Good Samaritans out there.  Your kind deeds are truly appreciated.

On the drive down to St. George the other day, I had a reminder of a Good Samaritan who rescued my little family over 25 years ago.  I thought maybe it was time to tell him how grateful I am…. even though we can’t remember his name!

As we approached Beaver the other day, we passed a car that was traveling in the emergency lane.  It wasn’t until we drove by them that I realized their emergency lights were flashing and that they may be having car trouble.  There was an incline in the road that we were traveling on at the moment.  As I realized they might be having car trouble, I had a flash back of a time when my family was in the same situation.  

As my husband and I talked about that time….. we realized that considering what car it was that it happened in, and knowing how old the kids were when we had that car….. it happened a long time ago and the kids were really little!  We also realized that it may have been the exact same incline and area that it happened to us on that this couple was now having a hard time ascending.

We were very fortunate over 25 years ago.  As our old Ford Granada barely made it to the top of the hill…. it gave out on us.  We pulled over to the side of the road.  My husband, being an automotive teacher, was trying to diagnose the problem as best as he could without the necessary tools, when a young man in a Ford Bronco pulled over to help.  He told us that he’d been on his CB radio and kept hearing the truckers talk about a car pulled off to the side of the road with a young family on board.   So this fine young man stopped to help us.

He graciously towed us into the next town and dropped the car off at a repair shop.  However, it being a Sunday…. of course they were closed and there were no parts places open anywhere.  Since our purpose for the trip was for my husband to play in a softball tournament in St. George that started the next day…. this young man kindly drove us all the way into St. George and dropped us off at my Aunt and Uncles house where we were staying.

What we learned about this guy was that he was a Catcher with a professional Baseball team and he was on his way to Arizona for Spring Training.  Unfortunately…. neither of us can remember his name or for what team he was training with.  So…. my thanks today go to the ‘Unknown’ Samaritan that took the time out of his busy schedule to make sure that a young couple with 3 small children were not left stranded on the side of the road.  Remember folks….. this was WAY before cell phones!!  Can you believe we even made it through something like that without a cell phone???  At least there were CB radios!  Thank heavens for those too!

Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to rescue another person in a time of need.  You are all Good Samaritans!

I am Grateful!  How are you?

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