Letter to the Editor

Grateful visitors

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dear Editor,

Recently we stayed in your town longer than we had intended because a deer jumped on the front of our car just west of McCook. We were uninjured, but our car suffered quite a bit of damage.

Although the circumstances were not good, our stay was good because of the wonderful friendliness and helpfulness of the people of your community.

Four cars stopped immediately after the accident to make sure we were not injured and offered assistance. The tow truck driver had to drive more than 50 miles to help us out and then made sure our car was safely towed and that we were comfortably settled in a motel before he went on his way.

Our car was beautifully repaired at a car body shop and those who worked there gave us rides on several occasions. The staff at an insurance agency helped us with insurance matters and emotional support during a trying time. The all-night restaurant and the library allowed us to hang out while we waited for the train.

We couldn't wait for our car to be repaired as we were expected at a family reunion in Worcester, Massachusetts. We were delighted to discover that we could hop on the train in McCook and hop off in Worcester in time for a delightful stay with our daughters and their families, brother, nieces and nephews. We returned to McCook after our car was repaired and again your hospitality and graciousness as a community was much appreciated.

We will not forget how your community responded in our difficult situation. We just want to say thank you!


Dennis and Eleanor Hubbard

Boulder, Colorado

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  • As residents of McCook sometimes we can not see the forest for the trees. It sometimes takes an outsider to point out that this is a wonderful place to work and live!

    -- Posted by dennis on Fri, Oct 22, 2010, at 1:57 PM
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