Youngster lends a hand on rainy day

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: December 6 2013 | 1:09 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 12:33 am in
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Recently, I was shopping at Michaels. As I came out, the rain was pouring down. As I came to my car, I had my purse and Michaels bag in one hand and my cane in the other hand. As I approached my car, a young lady about 8 or 9 jumped out of the van parked next to me and came running with her umbrella open to hold over me and held it there as I very slowly got into my car and then she closed the door for me as I was saying “thank you.”

What a delightful youngster who has been trained well by her parents to help “old folks.”

I’m so sorry that I did not get her name. Hopefully her parents will read this letter. She made the rainy day a real red-letter day for me, an old lady.

Mary Nell Geiser

Cedar Rapids


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