Just being neighborly

A few weekends ago, a friend and I decided to follow the sun and head down to the Westport for a day away from the Tacoma area. What a glorious day filled with good food, friendly people and coveted sun.

Having never done so before, we decided to drive on the beach. Not doing beach driving in a proper four-wheel drive vehicle was a big mistake, and we became stuck with the tide rising. While stuck, several good Samaritans stopped to offer assistance. Not being able to get out on our own, I finally accepted assistance from a couple driving a vehicle large enough to pull a beached crab boat onto dry land. When I attempted to reimburse them for their trouble, I was told “No, that’s what neighborly people around here do.”

To the unsung heroes of three Saturdays ago, a BIG public thanks.

John W. Cohen