Thanks for heroic efforts
Last week (Thursday, Jan. 27, is indelibly chiseled into my brain) a co-worker and I had an automobile accident. We were traveling north on Hwy. 20, about 15 miles east of Nevada City. We were on our way to Truckee around 9 a.m. to visit some of our foster families in that area. Our company vehicle hit a patch of black ice on a straight section of road that appeared clean and dry. The car fishtailed and spun across the highway (thank you, God – no cars were coming our way) and smashed into the 4-foot snow bank. It crushed the side of the automobile and the side of my co-worker’s face, although we were praying she escaped with no broken bones. We were one of three accidents resulting from ice on the roads on that stretch of highway that morning, the CHP officer told us. I’m writing to acknowledge the wonderful, brave people who stopped to help us. There was a nurse named Catherine who offered medical assistance and emotional support, bandages, laughter and a non-stop interaction with my co-worker to help keep her from shock. There were three young men who put out flares and offered coats, and pulled us out of the almost upside down car and snow. There was a young woman who stayed with us and gave us her gloves and a coat, and her kindness, even though we were bleeding. There were others, too, who took the time to help us. Awesome! To these people, Karen and I send our sincerest thanks (one of you left a windbreaker with us and I have it here at the office, cleaned and ready to give back to you.) You were inspiring!
Environmental Alternatives Foster Family Agency
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Parents are becoming aware of the use of critical race theory in their children’s instruction, particularly as distance learning has given them a window into their classrooms.