Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
2nd place winner: Natalie of Ohio helps a lost woman
2nd place winner of the Do A Good Deed Contest
Prize: Apple iPod
One gloomy Saturday I stared out the window and watched the rain fall. I was very bored. My mom said we could go and run some errands. I said “Why not, what else would I do?” We got in the car and drove to Buehlers. We got a special dinner for us to all eat. It looked so good! We decided to pick up some books at the library and a movie we had rented. Then we walked out of the library and we heard a car beep right in front of us. My mom and I stopped and looked around. Where could that be coming from, we wondered? An older lady yelled out of her car “Over here!” We were a bit afraid at first but all she asked was were was Grafton road? We explained to her to turn right and you should get there. She asked if we can show her where it is. We easily lead her down Grafton Road and then we turned around to go home. I looked back and said “Mom, she is still following us!” She said “Alright, Lets just get out and talk to her.” We got out and the lady was crying and we asked her what was wrong? She responded in a shaky voice that she was lost and could not remember how to get to her house. We asked her if she knew the name of her street and she said that she did. My mom and I looked and each other with confused faces. We had absolutely no clue where that street was. She said it was off KellerHannah, so we drove down KellerHannah but that was not right. She was so sad and my mom and I were trying to calm her down. After that, we drove to the most convenient rest stop we could find. We called our friends to see if they had heard of it. They also had no clue where the street was. He said “How about we just look it up on the computer.” ” Great idea!” we said. He found the street and he said when you go down KellerHannah and there should be a few side streets. Look for that one. We told the older lady what we heard and we said just follow us. As we went down Keller Hannah we found the street. The older lady beeped her car horn with excitement and showed us her house. The lady parked her car and ran up to us. She was so excited and so grateful and told us that if we need anything you know where my house is! She was safe and happy in her home. We said goodbye and went on our way home. I felt very good after I did this good deed. My mom always told me to try and help someone in need. Even though I am not supposed to talk to strangers, my mom said it was OK in this case because we could see she really needed help. I helped someone who really needed it and I am glad I was there!