City folk have rural roots

Dear editor,

I would like, through your paper to assure the Malcolm Island lady that we were very happy to help her March 23rd at Wal-mart when she had a very difficult situation with her ill husband. We hope everything went well and you both got home safely. You’re parting words stuck with us. You said, “Oh well I guess I should stay in my small town and not venture out into the city.”

Wrong. Please let me assure you that whatever happens in a small town is repeated and magnified a hundred times in a city and we all came from small towns at one time.

It has been so long since a stranger asked me to guard her cart of purchases while she dashed back into the store that I honestly felt flattered, but heck, we are all on camera anyway.

If you would like to contact us please do so through  this newspaper as I have left my name, phone number and e-mail. It was strange my adult son spoke to you earlier in the store and you both know people in Sointula and you all met again in front of me on the bench. Angels were watching over us all.

Mary Nordstrom

Nanaimo