Local Shows Gratitude
On Friday, July 11, at 7:10 a.m., a very large limb from the oak tree in my front yard broke. The limb fell across and broke the telephone company’s main cable; across my TV cable, which comes across North Cutting Ave.; and through my picket fence. Half of North Cutting was blocked.
Within five minutes, a Jennings police officer arrived to direct traffic. He called the city maintenance barn requesting a front-end loader, a truck and another chainsaw. I started cutting with my chainsaw when a gentleman, who was out jogging, stopped and started moving some of the branches. About five minutes later, four men got out of their car and started assisting. (The four men were returning from an early Bible study class.) A few minutes later, the Jennings city crew showed up. Within 40 minutes from the time the limb fell, everything outside the fence was picked up and removed.
By 8 a.m., I was taking another shower.
The purpose for my relating this is to again thank all those who stopped and assisted, including all the city employees. I didn’t get everyone’s name; therefore, I am thanking each of you anonymously. I apologize that I am not giving you the public name recognition that you deserve.
I also want to thank all the telephone company’s crews that came out and made extensive repairs, as well as the TV cable personnel who made their repairs.
And, two young men came by and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse – to cut up and remove the rest of the very large limb that was still in my yard. By 5 p.m. on Friday, all repairs were complete and everything removed. Now, I just have my picket fence to repair.
What impressed me most is the genuine willingness and positive attitude that everyone had. To some it was “just part of their job,” but most importantly, they did it without gripe. To others it was a good deed, also done with a smile. To the two young men, it was an opportunity to make some spending money.
To me, it was all very much appreciated.
Charles E. Burrell
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