We have gotten through another terrific snowstorm with much difficulty, but we did survive.
But not without help from the many acts of kindness from strangers and good neighbors. I believe when things are at their very worst, we are at our very best. There were many acts of kindness by neighbors and strangers.
I even met a man in a store a few blocks from my apartment who told me he braved the snow and walked to the store for an elderly neighbor who needed food. I myself have bad knees due to arthritis and traveled to the store for my wife with my cane as an aid.
I couldn't walk in the street because it was too dangerous with cars, trucks and buses traveling to and fro, and walked on the sidewalk that was not yet cleared. As I was doing so a Glen Oaks worker who was shoveling the snow to clear a path with his co-worker saw I was having trouble and told me to place my hand on his shoulder so I could step down to a clear portion of the sidewalk.
For the many acts of kindness from neighbors and strangers alike, I say thank you for all you did in a most difficult situation.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village