Travelers appreciate kindness of local man during Christmas
Jan 22, 2013 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the editor:

I just want to tell you about a little story about Cadiz. It was December 24th and we were taking our family on a family trip when we were broke down with our truck and had a service person fix it in Illinois.

Well, we kept driving and the fuel leak got worse (they did not fix the problem), so we pulled off into the Wildcat Chevrolet dealer. They were already closed, but someone said there is a NAPA up the road, so we went to NAPA to get the wrenches we needed, and they were closed.

Well, this starts our Christmas miracle. My father had passed away this year after a six-year battle with cancer. My husband’s father passed away over Thanksgiving, so it was supposed to be some relaxing time away with the family. Up to this point, it was really stressful. I prayed for an angel.

Well, there we sat in the parking lot and this guy named Lyle came into town to pay his electric bill. He said, “I am no mechanic, but do you all need anything?” We said just wrenches, and he said, “I can lend you some.” I knew it was our angel.

He sat with us while we fixed it, chatted about how he liked to go on mule rides. He was so patient to sit along with us and be so kind to let us use his tools. We wanted to pay him, and he simply didn’t want a dime. A hug is all he asked for.

I sure wish I had Lyle’s address to send him a proper thank you and let him know the truck was fixed. We are from Iowa and have met many good people in Cadiz, very helpful and polite. The kindness the town folk have shown us is amazing. If anyone knows who Lyle is, I would love it if you would email his address.

Georjette Korthals, Sibley, Iowa
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