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Dear Editor: 

After church service last Sunday (a very good service by the way), leaving Mt. Pleasant Church, I headed for Memorial Garden Cemetery just outside of Owensville.

As I topped Dry Fork Hill, I noticed the heat gage in my car was showing a little too hot. So, I pulled off the highway onto Farris Road and parked under a tree, allowing the engine to cool off.

I got out of the car and opened the hood and discovered the water level to be low. While there, a total of 17 people drove by. The third of which, a roofing man by trade, stopped to ask if I needed help, then turned around and went back home to get water.

During the 20 to 25 minutes I was there, 14 of the 17 driving by stopped to offer help — young men and women, as well. That comes to 82 percent offering their help.

 Thinking of this later, it brought tears to my eyes.

And, reminded me of two things: a Bible verse, I’ve read many times, and something I once heard from a very promising new president.

The Bible verse, taken from 1 Corinthians 13:13, says, “Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

The quote, borrowing from John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what my community can do for me, but what I can do for my community.”

Folks, what a great community we live in. Older parents, hard working people, school teachers and bus drivers, Sunday school teachers, and the general public — pat yourselves on the back, what a great accomplishment.

–From “an older parent living in the best of the best.”

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