“Good Samaritans” are alive and well near the Logan/Lincoln County line.
On Saturday, May 29, my father and I were traveling Route 10, heading toward Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill to decorate for Memorial Day. I managed to hit a pothole, which bent the rims on both wheels on the passenger side of my car. This (of course) happened in a deserted area with no phone service and no place to pull the car off of the road.
The number of people that stopped to ask if we needed assistance was overwhelming. Many people even pulled over and got completely out of their car to see if they could help us. The postmaster of Harts post office, I didn’t get her name, went to her home to call someone to help us, but had no luck. She returned to our car, cold drinks in hand, drove to Chapmanville, and found us help.
Others phoned my aunt in Logan, so that she could come and get my father. Help came from Ken, the owner of Riverside Exhaust and Auto Repair and his uncle. They took me to their shop, in air conditioned comfort, borrowed a spare (since I destroyed both rims), and retrieved my car. Rims had to be ordered, so my car is still on vacation in Chapmanville.
My father and I would like to give a special thank you to all of these people. It was difficult to be despondent about the situation with all of the kindness that was being shown. God bless.
Susan Elswick Ferrell and Foster Elswick
Both formerly of Logan