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One of our finest

On April 17, I was shopping at Raley’s, paid for my groceries, and the clerk asked if I needed help getting them to my car. While there were a number of large bags, they were not heavy and I declined. Besides, I had two big dogs in the vehicle.

When I reached my car and unlocked it, I heard a male voice sweetly ask if he could help me put the groceries inside. I looked up to see a young fireman who, apparently, had been sitting in his nearby truck and noticed me.

A senior citizen, I was very touched by his kindness and assured him I could manage, thanking him for his offer.



In today’s world, it is refreshing and encouraging to know there are still people who notice the little things and step forward to help. Indeed, this fellow (and I hope he sees this) in my estimation is one of our finest.

Linda Gilliland




Penn Valley


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