One of the few wise things a current presidential candidate said was that "it takes a village", the idea being a need for community, teamwork.
I experienced that first-hand last Friday when I tried to start the car to go for lunch and ended up stranded in the newspaper parking lot.
That's when Team DSN entered the picture, as two co-workers fixed my car on the spot and another chauffeured me to pick up the right part to get the car working. On the home front, a neighbor pitched in by giving Joni a ride home from work.
But the teamwork didn't end there, as on Saturday the car had another hiccup. Once again it took a village to help out, as a co-worker offered to cover my weekend assignment.
But I still needed to get to a shop on Saturday to get the car fixed. Enter another neighbor, who gave our car a jump start to get us on the road and to a mechanic. He went the extra step in actually following our car to the shop to make sure we got there okay.
There's lots of news and newsmakers out there and, to me, these good samaritans are good news makers, because their helping hand was certainly good news for Joni and me.
So thank you Buzz, Dave, Jennie, Lynda Jo, Catherine and Tim.
I'm trying to find a way to adequately thank you folks for pitching in as a team or "village" to get Joni and me on the road again.
Hopefully, this is a start.