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Chivalry is not dead

On Aug. 5 in the early afternoon, I had the misfortune of having my car break down. I had just rounded the corner of North Main and Centre Street when the car simply stopped. After pulling over to the curb, I tried several times to start it, but to no avail. I put the brakes on, and got out on the sidewalk.

Traffic passed, but in a few minutes a young man on a motorcycle passed, then turned back and came to my aid. He allowed me to use his cell phone, and indeed called AAA for me. At that time, a Concord police officer pulled up in back of me. After I explained the situation, he and the young motorcyclist waited with me until the tow truck came. We did not have to wait long for that to happen. I was offered a ride in the AAA truck, but was unable to get in because of the height and my age. The Concord police officer gave me a ride in the back of the cruiser to Concord Car Care on North Main Street where I had been serviced before. They determined it was a broken timing belt and offered me the opportunity to call my son, Brian. To make a long story short, the problem was fixed and ready the next morning.

I am sorry I lost the paper with the names of those who helped me. It shows that chivalry is alive and well in Concord! Thank you all, I am so very grateful!

MARJORIE BURRIS

Concord

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