Thank you, Deputy Ryder
While on my way to a writing class (offered by our own Senior College, held at Telstar Middle/High School) my thoughts were on what a beautiful day it was here in Bethel. Exactly what you hope to have when you live in such a beautiful mountain setting on a blustery autumn day. When all of a sudden, it finally happened. While turning from Railroad Street onto Route 26 my car began to lose power. I heard the telltale sound of “puff, puff, paaaaant, gasp” and lost all power. I was able to push my car onto the shoulder and realized I didn’t know which gas station would have a gas can to loan me. With help from a phone call to a friend, I decided on The Mallard Mart, closer. Then I saw the SUV with the Police emblem on the door. Deputy Ryder to the rescue! Unfortunately, he did not have a can of gas in the SUV, but did drive me to a couple of gas stations who also did not have gas cans. Off to Western Mountain Supply who did. Then back to Mallard Mart to get the gas.
How does this new can work? Deputy Ryder again comes to the rescue! Continuing to help he drove me back to my car and wonder of wonders I need his help again! How do they expect you to hold a slide button, depress a handle and pour gas from a 5-gallon can without spilling a drop? It took two of us and we still got gas on our hands. After using the hand wipes, I was about to shake Deputy Ryder’s hand in gratitude when his face lit up and he directed my attention to a beautiful rainbow.
Hmmmmm. I saw two rainbows: the one in the sky and Deputy Ryder! Thank you, Deputy.