Praises kind people of Ridgecrest
To the Editor:
I moved to Ridgecrest in 1991. In the 22 years living in Ridgecrest, I have had three wonderful experiences.
One: Approximately 14 years ago, I lost my wallet containing important cards such as Social Security, Medicare, driver’s license, etc., plus a sufficient amount of money. The next day, I got a call from the police department, telling me to come pick up my wallet. I was told that the man who turned it in found the wallet at a mini-market on Ridgecrest Boulevard. The man who found my wallet and turned it in to the police refused to accept a reward that I offered.
Two: The second experience I had was about 10 years ago, within a few days before Christmas. As I was about to pay cash for the few groceries I bought at Stater Brothers, I found myself short two dollars. The man behind me immediately gave the cashier the two dollars. I wanted to get his address so I could return the money, but he said to just consider it as a small Christmas gift.
Three: The third experience happened only one week ago. As I was leaving Saint Ann Church’s dining annex with an order of fish fry in my left hand and my cane (due to a bad knee) in my right hand, a man asked me if I needed help. I thanked him and said it wasn’t necessary. The irony of this was that he was very much overweight at a short height of about 5 feet 6 inches and possibly in his 60s and having a very difficult time walking. Yet, he was offering to help me.
In my 91 years and nine months of my present lifetime, I have never witnessed such wonderful experiences except in Ridgecrest. If this is an example of the kind people in Ridgecrest, then I must say you and I are very fortunate to live in Ridgecrest.
I’m sure there are very kind people in other towns that can be told. I’m only mentioning my experience.
Stanley KarotisStory First Published: 2013-03-20