Caring people make a caring community
This is a wonderful community, and one of the primary reasons is the caring people who live here. People make a community. When you have caring people, you have a caring community.
From time to time we get comments from readers and from visitors recognizing Good Samaritans. We encourage you to read the guest column below from Harry C. Mickleboro Jr. and his wife, Gwen, who visited Newnan from Austell.
Mickleboro’s comments tell how he and his wife missed a turn leaving Newnan and their car ended up in a ditch. He writes about all the local people who volunteered to help him while he and his wife waited for a wrecker. During a 45-minute wait, person after person stopped to help.
There was an outpouring of caring people who wanted to make things rights.
Mickleboro was so impressed he wrote the newspaper expressing his thoughts.
“Boy! What a plethora of Good Samaritans,” writes Mickleboro. “If these people are representative of the folks in Newnan, it must be a wonderful city in which to live. Long live your caring spirit.”
Indeed, there is a caring spirit in Newnan. People want to help.
This attitude does not happen everywhere.
We are familiar with two Coweta residents and their daughter who had an auto breakdown on Piedmont Avenue near Interstate 285 in Atlanta last year. The wait on the wrecker was not 45 minutes, but three hours. During that time thousands of motorists passed the stalled vehicle with the passengers waiting outside. None stopped, not even law enforcement officials who whizzed by the scene.
Thank you, Harry C. Mickleboro Jr., for sharing your story about the people of Newnan . And thank you to all the caring people who offered to help when a visitor was in need.