On Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. I was headed to Coupeville on State Highway 20 to meet friends and attend a birthday party.
There was no traffic on either side of the road and I decided to pull over to check that I had all of my gifts, food, etc. I then made a bad decision to back up and my right rear tire went into the ditch.
As soon as I stopped and got out of the car two cars pulled up to help. One civilian couple and a young military man. They were extremely kind, helped me call AAA for assistance and made sure I was not injured.
The couple left, but the young man stayed with me to await a tow truck. A few minutes later two other base personnel stopped, and the three of them decided they could push me out of the ditch. They were successful and, after looking over my car, agreed I should be able to drive safely back home.
I thanked them, but sadly did not get their names. So I hope they will see this letter.
The daily news tells us all about people doing bad things. I know the world is filled with kind, caring people and we are truly blessed to have more than our share here on Whidbey Island. The kindness of strangers saved me from a frightening situation and I am very grateful.
Thank you to all who stopped and cared.