Reader proud and grateful to be a citizen of Rimbey

I was born and raised in Rimbey and I am proud to be a citizen.

Dear Editor:

I was born and raised in Rimbey and I am proud to be a citizen.

Here’s why. First of all there are two kind and gracious men, Fred and Wayne who live here.

Every year these kind men come and clear my sidewalks, without wanting anything in return. Believe me I have tried. You have saved my back from countless hours of grief, and I thank you for your selflessness.

Secondly, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 4, there was a lengthy power outage. My grandmother, who is oxygen dependent, woke from her sleep in distress as her machine quit working. She couldn’t get her portable machine going and her phone didn’t work.

She ventured outside to get help from a neighbor. She was unsuccessful.

By the grace of God a young man was walking by. He helped her inside and tried to get her portable working.

When this was unsuccessful, he used his cell phone to call 911. The paramedics came and assisted her.

Thanks to the great paramedics we have in Rimbey.

I don’t know who you are unknown young man, but because of you, I still have a grandmother. I owe you a debt of gratitude I can never repay but I would like to try.

Last, but certainly not least, Carl Ziegler. Monday, Nov. 12 was a holiday for some businesses. I had forgotten about that and went to get some prescription medication for my grandmother. When I got there I saw they were closed.

I turned around to leave and who pulls up but Carl and his family. He asked me what I needed and I said I would come back tomorrow since they were closed.

Without hesitation he told me to come in and he would get it for me.

He most certainly did not have to do that but he did because he is a generous, caring man who cares about his customers.

I read far too many letters complaining about Rimbey or its residents. So again I say I am proud to live in a town with such selfless people

From the bottom of my heart I thank you.

Emily Breton