Mac Goodpaster asked that I put the following in my column, and he would appreciate anyone’s help who may have witnessed this:
“This is not a police report. It is a stupidity report.
“I was coming from Walmart to Wagner Avenue two weeks ago. I was at Wagner stopped for a r ed light. I waited for cars to pass and light change. When the light changed, there was still a car coming. I waited until he passed through the red light. When I went to move I had a medical reaction from some new medicine I had just taken and did not move in to traffic right away.
“An impatient man or woman rammed into me from the back and drove me clear across the street clear to Arby’s then they took off to the left. There were cars coming from Kroger’s and, I was lucky not to hit one head-one. This spell lasted probably less than a miniute and I was all right. I immediately stopped taking this medicine and have had no trouble since.
“I am a World War II era serviceman, been driving since I was 16 years of age and never had an accident or caused one. I would like to ask the people in this pick-up truck why they did not touch their horn or check to see if I had a medical problem. I have never in my life thought that I would ever see people so uncaring and unconcerned but I did that day.
“I did not report this to the police. I was shook up and mad as hell and didn’t know who they were. There was a small blonde-haired girl who came around the corner from Wagner going to Walmart. She may have called my name. She may have witnessed this I don’t know. If any one did see this, I wish they would tell the police. Now I will say this to these people: I’m going to pray for you. I think ou are going to need it along the way. (Big John says this) When brains were passed out, you thought they said trains, and you missed yours. I’ll forgive you and pray for you.”
Anyone having information may contact the police or Goodpaster at 548-0331.
I sympathize with Mac, because I am concerned when my parents go to town and wonder if they’re safe. Everybody has to start concentrating on what’s going on around them.
• Aug. 28 to Rick Birt, John Peters, Phil Clark, Marvella Fletcher, Carol Thwaits, twins T.A. and Roger Anthony, Heinrick Post, Myron Stammen, Paulette Hartzell, Verla Baker (96) and Lloyd Hunt (93).
• Aug. 29 to Bobby Hiestand, Ron Hetzler, Bernice Baltes, Mary Hurd, Joe Magoto, John Snyder of Ansonia, Chris Puckett (40), L.J. Werts, Jordan Gump, Mike Pressnall and Brian Muhlenkamp.
• Aug. 30 to Dale Lyme, Vickie Doyle, Brittany Green, twisns Tracy and Tory Jones, Derek Yount, Blayne Daniels, Linda Curtner, Holly Shuttleworth, Randy Gump, Darolyn Crawford, Ted VandePitte (62) and Lynne Blakeley.
• Aug. 3 to Deb Waymire Rose, George Elliott, Jeff Spencer, Scott Peters, Judy Ray and T. J. Phillip.
• Sept. 1 to Jansen Newbauer, Beth Campbell, Katie Grow, Naoma House, Kim Miller (50), Greg “Goob” Goodwin (35) and Harlee Foshee.
• Sept. 2 to Mindy Brumbaugh Walters, James Weeks, Chantelle Sebring, Tina Scarberry, William Cooley, Tony Edwards and Claude Sowry,
• Sept. 3 to Marlene Riffell, Sharon (Staver) Lyme, Rhonda Rodeheffer Rismiller, Susie Riegle, Delmer Batten, Joe Widener, Marie Keaser, Joanne Deeter, Kay Curry, Dan Wilkin, Lila Pinney, Chris Rinderle and Chad Denniston.
I goofed on my great-niece’s birthday last week. Maddicyn Brumbaugh’s seventh birthday was Aug. 22. Sorry!
Happy belated birthday to: Nikki Rice, Aug. 3; Barbara Arnett, Aug. 12; Suzanne Smith (65) on Aug. 22; Bill Sholley, Aug. 24;
Happy anniversary Aug. 28 to Kimi and Steve Holsapple; Aug. 29 to the Rev. and Mrs. Lowell Miller; Aug. 30 to Jerry and Margaret Bortner; Aug. 31 to Bob and Carol Cox and Ron and Patty Thwaits; Sept. 1 to Leon and Eloise Kissinger; Sept. 3 to Coy and Chris Boroff and Gary and Sharon Deeter.
Happy belated anniversary to: Dick and Rowena Sheffer (50 years) on June 24 (I had it in there but not the number of years); and Deb and Michael Less (25 years) on Aug. 22.
Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers: Ron Dirksen, Jim Rinderle, Jack Amspaugh, D.J. Miller, Randy Fourman, Carrie Waymire Dehart, Harry Moody, Marilyn Hittle, Larry Bryson, Carmen Sanders, Kathy McEowen, Rob Hathaway, Mac Goodpaster, Mary Thacker, Alberta Aukerman, Rick Jones of Ansonia, Curtis Miller, Gene Yohey, Tom and Marilyn Smith, Chuck Davis, Rick Clear, Dolores Nestor, Linda Lore, Rylee Blanken, Becky York, David “Red” Kremer, Julie Widener, Deputy Dave Werling, Goethe Rhodeheffer, Tom Brumbaugh, Mike Custer, Maxine Didier, Karen Meier, Barbara Martin, Dana Holzapfel, Gayle Rismiller, Kara Didier, Mike Rammel, Ed Widener, Nick Voisard, Kathy Swabb, Laura Harman, Joe Whittington, Jared Marker of Fremont, Linda Manos, Tod Fink, Dorothy Rismiller, Gertie VanDePitte, Bea and Lee Moody, Judy Henry, Joe Fortkamp, Betty (Koons) Tinkham, Tom Henry, Tater McCollum, Jim Moody, Carla Welch, Keith Hiegel, Amber Kiser, Mike Collins, Chad Wert, Vickie Martin, Kathy Black, Jeremy Litten, Mike Walter, Kathy Walter, Deanna Jones, Betty Grimes, Greg Eubank, Alice Broering, Peter King, Ralph and Sandy Henning, Terry Black Sr., Shane Wetzel, Brandy Reier, Gene Sharp, Shannon Peters Hall, Holli Anderson, JoAnne Foreman, Lester Ward, Stephanie Klingshirn, Karen Newbauer, Harold McKnight, Greg St. Myers, Paul Hodson, Kenny Blackburn, Rusty Edwards, Zane Wetzel, Sherry Prasuhn, Dick Foureman, Leann Ressler, Rick Gump, Roger Harbison, Steve Sewell, Mamie Warrick, Pauline Powell, Meta Sue Livingston, Eddie Rhoades, Gertie Hampshire, Mike and Brenda Grimes, Don Hittle, Steve Holden, Judy Henderson Barga, Stacy Mortensen, Jeff Schricker, Bill Schuette and all of our military people.
Jamie and I send our condolences to the families of: John Swisher, Donald Irwin, Bonnie Fetters and Susan May Lehman.
Think about it: Most of us are capable of reading the writing on the wall, but we suppose that it’s addressed to someone else.
Linda Moody is features editor for the Daily Advocate. Her column appears every Sunday. She can be reached at email@example.com.