Letter: Citizens helpful after a fall

I fell on a town road last week and was unable to pick myself up. I know falling can be injurious or just upsetting and I have tried to be careful. But I did it – right downtown! Lucky for me, people saw me go down and came immediately to see if I was hurt and needed additional assistance – Very concerned and I felt like crap fro falling and disturbing their day. But I felt very thankful for their help and thoughtfulness. All I could do is say how much I appreciated their actions.

I hope you read this letter and recognize yourselves – because I know I would never recognize you if I were to see you again. And I owe you for your help and concerned nature. By the way, I am 84 and I am aware of breaking something by falling.

Not quite end of story. I was shook up and laid down in bed and fell asleep. Later that evening there was a loud knock on my door but I did not get up. Then the phone rang and I ignored that as well. Then I hear a loud noise and a note of authority saying “RCMP.” That got my attention. Apparently I had left my car running and my neighbour west of me became concerned, especially when I did not answer the door. She was a bit worried I may have left this earth without saying goodbye! And the police officer also showed a deep concern and checked again to see if I was okay; then shut off my car and warned me to always lock my door. This once I was happy he did not have to break in. I probably will not recognize this person either if I see him again.

But I know my neighbour and bought them a small vase of flowers to try to show my appreciation for their actions. And I will be answering the first knock from now on!

Last word! I am so pleased to love in Ponoka town and county – a really wonderful place full of wonderful people.

Leo Belanger

Ponoka

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