Archive for Thursday, May 25, 2006

Caring act

May 25, 2006


To the editor:

On May 2, while retrieving a ball that had gone from St. John School on to Kentucky Street, I fell. Two Lawrencian gentlemen, one in a truck and the other on a bicycle, helped me to my feet and back to the school playground. It is my understanding that the gentleman driving the truck asked at school about my well-being. That day I was the recipient of, and the children saw with their own eyes, modern day Good Samaritans.

Thank you so much.

Nancy Keel,



MapMadeMind 11 years, 8 months ago

Awesome. I love hearing stories like this. My car broke down on Iowa Street a few years ago and two guys quickly pulled of the road and helped me push it for almost a block. Good Samaritans are still alive and well in this community. For this, we should be very thankful and try to do good deeds for others whenever we get an opportunity.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 8 months ago

thanks for sharing this with us Nancy! most of us I hope would still be those helpers in the same situation.

balb1202 11 years, 7 months ago

I seriously doubt the good samaritans were actually from Lawrence. I have discovered over the past 10 yrs of living here that the only people willing to help anyone else are the ones who can't really help you. Take today as an example I sat on an access road just off of Iowa for 2 HOURS with my hood up,flashers on, a small child and my mother sweating away. Did any of the 50 people who passed me on this road stop not they did not. Did the police officer who drove by me TWICE think to ask if we needed assistance nope. And yes it was literally 50 people I counted this is not counting all the people passing on Iowa between 5 and 6 pm who couldn't miss us.It's been my experience that in Lawrence the only person who will stop and ask if you need help if you break down will be 80 and appear so fragile that you are afraid to answer yes. Personally I stop for every stalled cars, flat tires and harzard light lit cars in all kinds of weather no matter the kind of hurry I am in that day. So while I am happy for you turn of fate I am still mourning the death of chivlary and common place decency.

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