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September 7, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Sept. 7

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READER CHEERS

... to the two New Albany EMS firemen that came to our house on Labor day morning to help with my wife.

I did not get their names, but perhaps they will know who they are when they see my name. They were great. It makes a person feel safe knowing this kind of help is available when really needed. Thanks again fellows. You made my day.

— Donald G. Grose, New Albany

READER CHEERS

... to the lady in front of me today at the McDonald’s drive-thru in Charlestown.

While pulling the normal, “it’s a Tuesday after a holiday, but feels like a Monday rush,” I figured a little breakfast would get me back on track. After ordering and “having my payment ready” — exact change I may add — I pulled up to pay for my order. The gentlemen advised the person in the car in front of me had paid for my order. As many of us would be with our faith in humanity, I was caught off guard and still attempted to pay, thinking the gentlemen was just making small talk. He again advised, “the car in front of you paid for your order.”

I pulled ahead and within a few seconds was back on the road heading to work. On the way in to work, I kept thinking about how I wanted to personally thank her, however I reminded myself that she was not doing this for a thank you, she was just doing her part to pay it forward.

Here’s a big thank you for the brief encounter, and to a little thing that can do big things for someone’s day.

— Matt Morlang, Charlestown

READER CHEERS

... to the New Albany Police Department from the entire Neafus family.

NAPD escorted my brother’s, Dr. James L. Neafus, procession to his final resting place with great respect and dignity. Thanks also to Cpl. Mark Richards of the Clarksville Police Department.

Thanks also to all the people in the vehicles who took the time to pull over to the side of the road to offer their respect.

— Judy Cooksey, Sellersburg

— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at shea.vanhoy@newsandtribune.com or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

 

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