Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A kind person

Yesterday, at the post office I saw Troy Wise. He is a neighbor and local contractor. We exchanged greetings and I commiserated when I learned he had broken his ankle. He has recovered after several months in a cast. He asked me how I was doing. I said, “Just fine.”

He said if I needed anything to be sure to call him. I said there were just little jobs around the house that needed attention, but perhaps I could make a list and schedule something. He said, “No, I mean if something happens, even in the middle of the night, feel free to call and I’ll come right over.”

Oh gosh. That was so nice.

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Anonymous Jaxaco said...

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8:09 AM  
Blogger Gerrie said...

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8:41 AM  
Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

How wonderful to have caring people nearby - makes for a more secure feeling.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Christine Thresh said...

Yes, it is very comforting. Some commenters took it wrong and thought I was making an off-color joke. I deleted their comments.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a comfort to have friends like that!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Lina said...

I am so glad to hear that you have special friends like that. It's a testament to your caring for others.

5:51 PM  
Blogger black bear cabin said...

Those are the best kind of neighbors...thats why i love small towns :) What a great guy!

8:39 PM  
Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

I love small towns, too, because of this sort of generosity.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Del said...

A friend - indeed. After my husband died a neighbor, who I did not know, came to the door, expressed his sympathy and said to call him anytime for help. My husband was a runner and had met many neighbors on the streets all around. Several months later the water heater sprang a leak and was draining down the driveway when I came home from work. What to do? I called on Mr. Rohr and he came to help. His kindness is held in my heart as a precious gift of neighborliness and an example for me to do the same for my other neighbors.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Christine Thresh said...

I was so touched by Troy's offer to help. I'd been wondering what I would do if an emergency arose. I probably would have called him, but I might have waited too long if something happened during the night.

Back in April of this year, when Robert was having trouble getting up and down the stairs, I called Troy and talked to his wife about hand railings. She said, "Oh, we all love Robert here in the neighborhood. I'll call Troy and have him come to put in hand rails right away." She called him off another job and the rails were in by the next day.

Robert was very good about taking care of any neighborhood water delivery problems (he was the volunteer president of our mutual water company that serves 40 households).

12:49 PM  
Blogger BrendaLou said...

I'm glad to know you have an angel like Troy to help you out if you have a problem. Makes me feel better too! I still keep you in my prayers, Christine.

2:23 PM  

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