Summit Up 9-12-11: Where we’re still holding hands with our neighbor
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that woke up feeling all warm and fuzzy from the coming-together-ness of yesterday’s Sept. 11 events.
Yes, much of it was somber and reflective, but we couldn’t help but be amazed by the willingness of everyone to remember together. Sharing in sorrows. Balancing fear and sadness with laughter, hugs and held hands. See? Doesn’t it make you feel warm and fuzzy, too?
Speaking of getting warm and being fuzzy… Er, well, maybe not fuzzy but cozy… We’ve got an Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! to share from “Summit County anonymous:”
“Dear Summit County Dispatch and Joe at Search and Rescue,
“I wanted to thank you for all the amazing help you provided to me the other day when I was lost in the maze of trails above Breck.
“Thanks to you, I didn’t have to spend the night in the forest with my mountain bike. I made it home safe and sound before it got dark.
I had been riding for six hours before heading up into a new area I’d never been to before. I thought I was prepared, having been given two sets of directions (both turned out to be incorrect) and a map (which failed to show the endless number of tributaries leading off the main trails). After riding into dead ends and in circles for many hours, and after watching the sun sink lower and lower, I called you. Even though I was absolutely frantic, upset and completely disoriented, you were kind and patient and helpful. You found me by GPS and stayed on the phone with me during several of our calls, walking me through the trails and directions I needed to follow to get back to Breck.
I’m not only thankful that you helped me, I’m thankful for how you helped me. Thank you a million times. I am forever grateful.”
Apparently today’s the day for anonymity because we here at Summit Up also got a call from someone wanting us to follow up on the roundabouts bit from the other day:
“I was reading today’s paper in the Summit Up about the roundabouts. I was just thinking you could put something in there, a follow-up, about the Dillon roundabouts having a new yield sign. I almost got creamed this morning by a guy who didn’t realize that the people that are coming off Highway 6 going toward Frisco have to yield to people who are in the roundabout.”
We hope you’ll carry the love and unity felt this weekend through the rest of your day and forgive us for being a little sentimental today instead of hilarious, like usual.
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