Letter: Good folks help ladies in distress
To the editor:
On April 1 (no, this isn’t an April 1st joke), five ladies were heading back to Kelowna after an overnight stay at the beautiful Big White Ski Resort. We were in high spirits and enjoying the beautiful scenery and camaraderie.
We had noticed a noise outside the car when we commenced our drive that morning but thought it was nothing, when a car drove up beside us and waved us to the side of the road.
A very nice young Australian fellow told us we had a flat tire and offered to change the tire for us, but we were on a part of the Big White Road that was dangerous to stop at, so we drove a little further. When we commenced to unload the car to locate the spare and the jack, etc., we discovered we did not have the equipment in the car to do the tire change.
This nice young man offered to drive us into Kelowna. But we decided that we would try to call BCAA and wait for a tow truck. We thanked him and he drove off.
He was the first of three guardian angels.
We pulled out our cell phones—only to discover there was no cell service! Now what do we do? Two of us gals walked up the hill to see if we could get a signal on the cell phone, but to no avail. Then we decided we’d better try to flag down a car (a number of vehicles had passed but no one else had stopped—we weren’t exactly 20 years old and beautiful!)
We flagged down a truck belonging to Glen Roth of Roth Construction, and this very nice gentleman, loaded all of our stuff into his truck. He even hoisted one of the ladies into his truck as she had trouble climbing up.
Glen entertained us with stories of Big White and his business and family all the way to Orchard Mall where one of the husbands came to pick us up (once we got a cell signal in Joe Rich). Thank you Glen for being there and saving four of the five of us.
Last, but not least, thank you to the lady who picked up and delivered Carolynn back to her condo at Big White so she could arrange for her car to be fixed.
We were lucky enough to meet three great people who went out of their way to help us. We can’t thank you all enough.
Carol, Shirley, Irene, Carolynn & Lynn