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Memorial Day 2020 | Main | Monday Overnight Open Thread (5/25/20) Memorial Day Edition
May 25, 2020

And Now For Something A Bit Different: How About Some Uplifting Stories?

Short or shorter...and extra credit for something that seems quintessentially American.

A long time ago I and a friend went cycling in NH and VT with an organized group (American Youth Hostels). One very rainy day in the White Mountains we slogged and slipped and slid to the base of what looked like a very tall mountain, at the top of which was the hostel we were to stay in that evening. And at the base was an old pick-up truck with the hostel owner inside.

He had driven down the mountain and sat waiting for us, because it was one of those cold and miserable August days in the mountains, and he knew we would be soaked and tired. So he tossed some bikes in the back and a couple of teenagers in the cab, and off he went on a 30 minute drive up to the top where the hostel (his house!) was. And back down. And back up, until all dozen of us were safe and sound and drying out in front of the fire.

We live in a great country, and today we honor those who fought and died for it. But let us not forget how wonderful it really is!


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