Cumberland Times-News

September 18, 2013

Thanks to those who helped when their vehicle broke down

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— I am writing to let every one know that there is still hope for all of us senior citizens, when we may need help when our automobiles break down along the highways.

My husband and I were on our way to a dentist appointment in Cumberland on Sept. 11 when we began to smell a burning odor coming from our Jeep.

The Jeep stopped running just as we approached the McCoole Fire Station, and of course neither one of us is capable of making any auto repairs.

We set there for three hours in the boiling hot sun, trying to locate someone to tow us back home to Oakland, with no answer from any service that we dialed for a rollback from Keyser to Oakland.

After this we called our granddaughter and son-in-law in Loch Lynn to see if they could locate someone. During this time three women stopped to offer assistance, but were unable to assist us, but didn’t get their names.

If they read this they will know who they were, and we thank them.

One of these was the local mail carrier. Then the next lady to stop was (Barb Sauss), who said she was reasonably sure she knew someone with a roll-back and she would go get him in about 10 or 15 minutes.

She called back and said it was on the way. My husband called our son-in-law Larry James to cancel his search for the rollback, and to just come and pick us up. Dick Reeves from Westernport arrived, loaded the Jeep and we were on our way home.

We certainly do thank Barb Sauss for all she did for us. She certainly is a wonderful person, also many thanks to Mr. Reeves for his prompt response in getting our Jeep back to the garage for repairs.

Ken and Jackie Kenner

Mountain Lake Park