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Island people are the best

April 3, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

My car broke down on March 27 in front the the St. James General Store about 12:30 p.m. and a AAA tow truck didn't get to me until 4:45 p.m. In between these times I found out what Pine Island people are all about.

I have lived in Pine Island Cove since 1987 and already had a good idea the type of people who live on the island. I sat in the little pink chair in front of the store with my hood up on the car. I will guess that 97 percent of the people who went into the store asked me how they could help. From giving me a jump to a ride home, Jessica was working and offered me coffee and words of encouragement as the AAA kept extending the time they would come and take me and my car to Carl's. Even though they close at 5 p.m., Chuck waited for me and my car.

My Canadian neighbor came to jump the car, but couldn't. Somehow my wallet ended up on his car roof and he drove away. When I finally got home a message on the machine said a lady saw my wallet blow off the roof and I could pick it up at the American Legion. I got my wallet but not the name of the lady who found my wallet.

I thank all of you for the wonderful experience I had meeting all you people and it all ended well. Enough cannot be said about island people.

Dick Thomas

Pine Island



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