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An inspiring story

July 2, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

This letter is not about Fort Dodge, but a willingness to help someone. I wanted to share the story. Recently, a woman in Pontotoc, Miss., ordered a vinyl record album through the American Antiquities eBay store. Her shipping address was not listed as Pontotoc, however, but as West Point, Miss., - that is where the package was shipped. After talking to the buyer, I contacted the post office in West Point and alerted them to the problem. I also used to find addresses near the former address and called the residence of John Mullens. John had died and his wife has dementia, but the home health care aide understood the problem, walking across the street to talk to the present occupant in West Point, Miss., who accepted my phone number. The home health care aid then called back to tell me that package had arrived there and they would be returning it to the post office in West Point. Miss., so that it could get to the rightful owner in Pontotoc.

The story itself is odd, but the helpful, unsolicited action was inspiring and brought some light to my day.

Joe Gargano

Fort Dodge



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