I would like to say thank for the gift of honesty to the person who found a white envelope with my name and address and a gift card from Superstore in it and put it in my mail box. I appreciate and admire your integrity. Thank you so much.
Season signs appreciated
I would like to congratulate all the Brandon businesses that participated in having their windows painted with cheerful messages, as it means a lot to all of us who see them. As special thanks is due to the businesses that actually have “Merry Christmas” as their public message. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the lift up
I am an older man, 50 years old and I was trying to walk down the sidewalk recently and it was pretty slippery. I slipped once and I slipped once but was able to get up once. I went into the Mohawk to pick up some groceries and seeing as the sidewalk on First Street was pretty icy, I walked up the back way but unfortunately I slipped on the ice. I lay there for about 10 minutes and a nice gentleman in a blue pickup truck came down the back lane and asked if I was OK. I needed a hand getting up so he helped me up and got me over to dry ground and I was able to get home OK. I am pretty sore today, but I would like to thank the gentleman for stopping cause I probably would have froze if I waited too much longer. I just wanted to let you know that there are a few nice people out there who will help, but I think the city should probably spend more time cleaning the sidewalks to make it easier for pedestrians to walk down.
Standing up for what they believe
Regarding the Sound Off in the Dec. 18 Brandon Sun, “Don’t Impress Me Much,” about the natives and their road block. You have to at least commend those guys for actually taking a stand for the opportunity to be able to voice their opinions and at least have their issues raised. Most of the rest of us don’t even have the motivation to get out of Sound Off or away from sitting around the coffee table to take our issues to the people who matter. We tend to just complain to each other and hope that somehow it is all going to change, which is rather shameful if you think about it. So you have to commend these guys for actually wanting their voices heard and doing something about it, regardless of a road block or not, it is something they feel in their hearts is right and true, and they are going to continue to do what they can to be able to get their issues raised.
Thanks for making a stressful situation better
A huge thank-you to all those who attended my accident at 18th Street and Patricia Avenue on Dec. 18. The man who was there and called 911; the kind gentleman who helped me out of the car and held onto me until he was sure I was OK; the lady who appeared out of nowhere and offered her warm car for me to sit in and also a ride home; the female ambulance attendant who made sure I was OK; the Brandon city police officer who let me sit in the back of his car where it was warm, and let me sit there until my ride home arrived. Everyone’s kindness and help was very much appreciated.
Hats off to Mecca Productions
This is a huge congratulatory message for the folks at Mecca Productions who put on “A Christmas Carol — The Musical.” It was just wonderful — the singing, the dancing, the acting — it was just one of the best plays I think I have ever seen. And all ages were included which was one of the parts I liked the most. So congratulations to all.
Thanks for the heads up
I went down to the bank to pull out some cash to pay my December rent and when I left I had a lot of money in the envelope and when I was walking up 10th Street, the envelope dropped out of my pocket and I hadn’t realized that until a guy driving up 10th Street honked his horn and let me know that I had dropped it. I would just like to say thank you to the individual because I had a lot of money in that envelope. I should have had it in my wallet but I didn’t.
Thanks for being there
I just would like to say that over the years, with a smell in our house, I have had to call the fire trucks to come and they came and the police came. It turned out to be natural gas with the hot water tank or the furnace. We apologized to them for calling for nothing and they said, don’t you dare, you call us no matter what. They were wonderful. They couldn’t have been better. Then another time we had to call an ambulance because we thought one person needed an ambulance and as it turned out that person was OK and they said we didn’t need them and they were wonderful and said that we would not be charged. But if we really did need one who cares about the cost? Cost means nothing when these guys save your life! Thank you so much and thank the city for giving such good service with the police, firefighters and ambulance workers.
Thanks to the coaches
I agree with a recent Sound Off that the junior high volleyball coaches do an excellent job and we really thank them for their time and effort with the kids. Unfortunately there are still a few old-school coaches who are more interested in winning all the time so they can make a name for themselves instead of caring about the kids. Thank you again to all the junior high school volleyball coaches.
A ride she will never forget
I want to thank whoever planned the idea that some less fortunate and special children got to go on the Holiday Train to Virden. I am amazed at this. Thank you to whoever you are for providing my granddaughter with a memory she will never forget. God bless you.
Don’t forget our furry friends at Christmas
If you can, please take the time to pick up some cat and dog food to donate to our local animal shelters here in Brandon and also in Virden. Donations can be dropped off at any vet clinic in Brandon or Virden. It is for a very good cause and it is a good tradition to continue.
Thanks for lending a hand
I want to say thank you to the kind woman who was collecting for the Salvation Army at the Food Court entrance of Shoppers Mall on Dec. 18. When I came into the mall I was carrying my 10-month-old son, diaper bag, coats, purse, etc. The child seat on the cart I had grabbed was broken and I was struggling to put him in. She offered to help me and I gladly accepted. Two hours later, I was leaving with a lot of bags and I was struggling to put my son in his snowsuit, and she helped me hold him so I could zip him in. It really made my day. It’s nice to see the Christmas spirit is still alive and well in Brandon!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 20, 2012