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Despite my husband’s recent major joint surgery, my back and neck problems, and the fact that we are no longer youngsters, we decided to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and go “leaf peeking” on the Flat Tops last Sunday.
Thirty-five miles north of New Castle, and who knows how far away from our AAA roadside assistance, we heard the horrible noise of a flat tire. Luckily, there was a side road nearby where we could pull over safely and try to decide how we would get home. We unpacked the electronic compressor and started pumping. Just then a Jeep driven by Frank and Lois Sampson drove up behind us and offered assistance. Frank, the operations manager of the White River Electric Association, had our tire changed quickly and expertly. Upon hauling the flat tire into our trunk, we all realized that from the size of the gash in the tire, we could have pumped until next year and it would still have been flat.
Our news is full of man’s inhumanity to man. What a blessing to encounter Lois and Frank and realize that good Samaritans still exist.
Tillie and Rolly Fischer
Glenwood Springs, Colo.