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Letter to the Editor: Kind and generous

— Kind and generous

To the editor:

I was mowing down the weeds, and grass in the parking area of our home, when I was approached with a huge smile by a stranger who asked me to allow her to finish my mowing.

I told her I have a husband who will do the mowing, I just want to do it. Nevertheless, she insisted on helping anyway.

With an upcoming total knee joint replacement surgery, I struggle with walking. I use the aid of a cane, which I was juggling with in operating the lawn mower. For me this is no big deal because I am determined to do, or at least try to do certain things unless I have no choice.

This is something that frustrates my husband, who doesn’t like that I do these things while he’s at work, not leaving them for him to do.

After this kind stranger finished the mowing, still with the huge smile she started out with I couldn’t thank her enough for her kindheartedness.

She wouldn’t accept anything in return for her generosity, saying that she had to get back to work.

I thought, “Oh, my gosh, she’s going back to work with dirt all over her and probably even gave up her lunch time just to help me out.

Pretty incredible lady.

Jennifer Schultens-Dewey, thank you. Mr. and Mrs. Schultens, you did a wonderful job raising your daughter.

Dorine Horzynek

The Dalles


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