Monday, October 15, 2012

Only in the Maritimes

Posted on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I am an active wheelchair user. Thursday night Oct 11, I was on my scooter with a 3 foot high artificial amaryllis in my scooter's basket. As I bumped down into the crosswalk at North and Windsor Street, one of the cloth amaryllis blooms popped off my plant and the cold wind blew it into the intersection. "Oh no...." I groaned. I said goodbye to the bloom and kept moving. However, a man driving a black truck going along Windsor Street saw my cloth bloom go flying into the intersection. He pulled over, went scrambling after the bloom, ran back to his truck and then did a clever U turn into a driveway. He then brought the runaway bloom to me! Only in the Maritimes do drivers stop to rescue cloth blooms for people on scooters. Me and my artificial amaryllis love this guy! Many thanks to this caring driver. —Joeanne

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