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Reader Opinion: Thankful for kind act

Our world often presents a hurry scurry, what's in it for me attitude, but I was delightedly surprised to find a different philosophy when visiting Memorial Gardens in Brainerd this week. Sprawled at the foot of the beautiful Virgin Mary statue w...

Our world often presents a hurry scurry, what's in it for me attitude, but I was delightedly surprised to find a different philosophy when visiting Memorial Gardens in Brainerd this week. Sprawled at the foot of the beautiful Virgin Mary statue was a giant evergreen, apparently left over from the extremely destructive July 12 storm, which was six weeks ago. The tree was lying directly across the graves of my husband, Tom Majerus, his brother Mark and their mother Bea Newman (Bea Roberts). Even more surprising to me were the diligent workers (two men, one woman and two children) who were cleaning up the mess with chainsaws. The woman explained that they were not part of the cemetery crew and the imposing tree was not also laying across the grave of a dear family member, but the clean-up just needed to be done. These thoughtful workers wouldn't give individual names but explained they were from Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter. They refused my sincere offer to buy supper for everyone, or any other financial compensation. So, thank you, thank you, Heritage church for your generous community service.

Alice Majerus

Pine City

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