Eh? has seen the sense of community that develops after a big snowstorm. People helping people. It’s as though when Mother Nature dumps on us all equally, we realize just how much alike we are, and how we all need a little help once in a while.
That was the case for Kelly Abu Azzam of Lakeside after last week’s pummeling. Two anonymous helpers came to her aid at two points in the same day.
“I was on my way to work, and I got stuck in the alley,” Abu Azzam said. “A guy just happened to be there in the avenue and he shoveled me out, and I got to work on time.”
The second instance that day was when Abu Azzam took a break shoveling the sidewalk in front of her home. She got about half of it done before the snow got the better of her, and she needed a rest. A neighbor, she believes, came by with a snowblower and cleared the rest of her sidewalk.
Since she doesn’t know the identity of either of her helpers, Abu Azzam wanted to say “thank you.”
Eh? wants to thank all the Northlanders who helped out their neighbors since the last big snow dump. We all need a little help from our friends, strangers and neighbors.