Praise where praise is due.
Having complained about the destructive behaviour of Earl Marriott Secondary’s students in the past, I would now like to congratulate them on their behaviour this year.
Since school started in September, I have noted a decidedly different attitude. Alderwood Park is, apart from a few pieces of garbage by incorrigible people, pristinely clean.
So, I would like to say thank you to the students of Earl Marriott. All of us living in and around the park appreciate your combined efforts.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you from all of us.
Edie Williams, Surrey
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Thank you so much to the wonderful woman who assisted me last Sunday morning when she noticed I was searching the parking area beside Peace Arch Hospital.
I was unaware that I had pulled both hearing aids off the day before while removing the face mask – I had not yet gotten around to having the flu shot – after visiting a patient.
Retracing the day, and without much hope, I went back to the parking area the next morning.
I found the first one immediately, but it was her perseverance that found the second one in two pieces in front of the tire of a parked car. They had been on the road all night through the heavy rain and wind.
She got down on both knees on the very wet asphalt to reach them. Denise from Crystal Hearing was able to suction out the moisture and restore the hearing aids the same day.
Thank you both for coming to my rescue. That could have been an expensive lesson but for the kindness of people.
I have since had the flu shot!
P. McGuinness, Surrey
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My family went to Ricky’s Country Restaurant – the old ABC Restaurant, on King George Blvd. – for Thanksgiving dinner.
Our mother had a little talk prepared on being grateful, and we each expressed what we were most thankful for. A man came over to tell my mother how much he appreciated her doing what she did.
After the meal we found out he paid our bill. It was an act of kindness we’ll never forget.
`Ray Swanson & family, Surrey