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Two thankful and blessed people
To the Editor:
On Saturday, May 26 (Memorial Day weekend), my husband and I had finished cleaning our home in Bar Harbor and were heading to relocate in Wisconsin with two loaded vehicles. The moving van had packed all of our belongings the day before.
On Route 2 going through your town of Rumford, a very nice State Patrolman, Jason Wing, pulled me over for weaving on the highway for awhile and wondered if I was texting, using my cell phone or looking at my GPS which he spotted in the passenger seat. Being hungary and past dinnertime, I was checking out a few restaurants which I saw along the highway. Patrolman Wing noticed another major problem with my rear left brake which was overheated and told me that I'd probably not make it through the mountains and needed it checked hearing about our long trip.
About that time, my husband had turned around in his vehicle, and we knew that we had a problem! Patrolman Wing recommend a garage nearby, Adley's Garage, and called to see if he could help us the next morning. Brad Adley said that he could and saw us on Sunday morning, after the very kind and helpful owner and his wife at the great Blue Iris Motel had a pleasant room for the night. They said that we could stay until our van brake was repaired which we thought might be until Tuesday. We needed to be in Wisconsin before our moving van arrived, but knew that God was in control!
Patrolman Wing and Jean at the Blue Iris Motel recommended a great breakfast spot, the Route 2 Diner, which was as they said! Thank you to all who served us a great breakfast! We recommend your diner now as well!
On Sunday morning, Brad Adley met us at his garage, located the problem with our brake, as well as the parts needed and the place for us to pick them up at an auto parts store nearby which was open on Sunday morning! Brad repaired the brake promptly, and we were on our way to Wisconsin an hour or so later! He was amazingly helpful and kind, and told us what a wonderful patrolman Jason Wing is, as well as Peter and Jean at the Blue Iris Motel. We totally agree. Patrolman Wing even gave us his business card if we needed anything which was better than a ticket that I deserved from my weaving on the highway. God worked it out that we weren't stuck in the middle of nowhere without help and a tire burned or worse.
In the Bible, Jesus healed 10 lepers, but only two returned to thank Him. Along Route 2 in Rumford, a very nice town, many were so kind and helpful beyond what we ever could imagine on a busy weekend. My husband and I want to thank each of you for all of your kind and wonderful help in getting us to Neenah, WI. Two thankful and blessed people!
We arrived on Tuesday evening before our van arrived and we hope that you all know how much we so appreciated your care for us in sweet Rumford. God bless you all!
Sandy and Rich Johnson