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February 16, 2020

1/27/2020 2:07:00 PM
Visitor from Florida finds kindness on the square


  My name is Clinton Gortney.  Along with my wife and family, I often come to the Robinson area to visit my wife's mother, who lives in Oblong. We live in Florida.

  A couple of days after Christmas, we were shopping on the square in Robinson and planned to meet at the Mexican restaurant, a favorite of ours.  My wife and daughter drove to the restaurant, and I decided to walk there.  After all, it was only a block from the Heath store.

  On the way, I tripped on the unfinished pavement at the corner and fell.  I had a hard time getting up from the pavement.  I was assisted by a couple of passers-by, who helped me and assisted me to a bench in front of the antique store on the corner.  I then telephoned my daughter, who drove the block to pick me up. 

  I was really flustered (and frustrated), and in the process, I didn't learn the mens' names.  One was a young man; one was older, but younger than me.  I just wanted to write to express my appreciation to these two for their kindness. 

  I am fine.  We had a good Christmas.


Clinton D. Gortney, Ph.D.

Cocoa Beach, Fla.

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