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Letter to the Editor: Price should be proud

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Boise, Idaho


In mid-March we were traveling from New Mexico to Boise, Idaho. We were towing a 16-ft. cargo trailer loaded with household goods and personal belongings. We met with some icy spots on a major highway. The trailer jackknifed and turned over, busted up the trailer, destroying the roof and breaking the hitch. We did our best to rent a trailer to transfer the overturned trailers contents into but none was available. The trailer was towable once we had a new hitch put on, however there were two large holes in the roof.

Just outside of Price it started snowing and the weather forecast was not in our favor for the rest of our trip. Since we did not want all our stuff to get wet, we decided to find an enclosed RV storage site or an open storage with a roof, leave the trailer and return to get it when the weather cleared. Not one was available in Price. We tried everything but to no avail.

We then decided to buy a tarp to cover the trailer. By the time we had gathered up everything we needed, the wind began blowing. Can you imagine two 78-year-olds trying to put on a tarp with the wind blowing at 35-40 mph? Every time we thought we had it under control, the wind would blow it off.

That's when we decided to go into customer service at a local store and call the police to seek help in finding storage or at least locate a place out of the wind to put on the tarp. We were told of one place but when we checked they did not have a covered place large enough.

Michelle Palmer, an employee in customer service at the store overheard our conversation with the police and told us she would try and find us some help. She called her husband, J.C., who is a truck driver. He told her to call his company. She did. They told her to send us over, that their shop was large enough to get us out of the wind so we could put on the tarp.

When we arrived, Jack Funk and Trevor Nelson told us they would take care of it. We told them we'd be glad to pay for their services but they said "no way". Those two gentlemen worked at least one and one half to two hours, using their supplies and equipment, tying and taping the tarp. They also replaced a fuse because our directional signals had also gone out. They did a beautiful job. We did make it to Boise the next day without any more trouble.

When all was said and done, we did our best to give them a tip and they absolutely refused. We were so grateful, we want to publicly commend these four people.

The City of Price should be proud to claim these citizens as their very own.

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