Letter to the editor: Thanks to community for aid after unfortunate event...Having made our annual pilgrimage to Two Harbors for the 2009 NorthShore Inline Marathon, my family and I returned to Burlington Bay campground for lunch and a little needed rest.
Having made our annual pilgrimage to Two Harbors for the 2009 NorthShore Inline Marathon, my family and I returned to Burlington Bay campground for lunch and a little needed rest. While nibbling on the remains of our picnic lunch, with our oldest child (of three) and his friend off to the beach to skip stones, our peaceful afternoon was shattered by the sudden revving of an engine. It came with a crashing sound and the simultaneous sight of our 30-foot travel trailer being thrust 90 degrees sideways into a tree, which toppled over, nearly striking me and a friend at the adjacent site.
After collecting our wits and verifying that no one in our camp area was seriously hurt, we ran to the other side of our now-smashed travel trailer to find a very elderly gentleman behind the wheel of his Ford F-150, his own 30-foot trailer still attached, still revving the engine. But this isn’t about the issue of elderly drivers.
Rather, it’s about the utter selflessness my family and I were shown by many good people from Two Harbors following this near tragic event. People showed up, literally out of nowhere, and stayed nearly all afternoon to help. I apologize that in our state of shock, we didn’t get all of their last names or even some first names, but we sincerely want to thank each of them for their kindness.
Ken, who works for the city of Two Harbors, Officer Mike Aho, Vern (manager of the campground) and the gentleman with the tow truck. Each of them went out of their way, gave selflessly of their time, and helped make a very difficult situation much better than it could have been.
We will be back at Burlington Bay campground next year, we will continue to come to Two Harbors often, and we will always remember that kindness so many showed to our family.
Rod and Sharon Radosevich and family
River Falls, Wis.