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A great citizen doing more than his part

My name is Lindsay Trieb. I live on Norway Hill off 100th. Today I witnessed something pretty amazing and I thought that it deserved some recognition. I was driving to work today and saw a man, probably in his mid to late 70’s walking up Norway Hill. I drove past him as the three cars in front of me had. At the stop sign at the bottom of the hill it struck me that this man deserved my time.

I flipped my car in reverse (obviously not legal, sorry), parked and he started to approach me. I got out of my car and I asked his name and what he was doing. “My name is Jim,” he said gesturing to his ball cap that clearly stated his name. He told me that every other day he walks up Norway Hill and collects all of the garbage because he loved where he lived and wanted to keep it beautiful. Every other day this old man walks up this huge hill by himself cleaning up everyone else’s garbage. I think that is really incredible.

I don’t know who I should email or write a letter to explaining how amazing this man is and how much he deserves to be seen in the public eye for doing something so great so frequently when it’s a struggle for some of us to even do one good, thoughtful deed even once a week. So, hopefully people take a few moments out of their day to wave, stop and say hello or pull over and help.

Here’s to Jim,

Lindsay Trieb, Kenmore


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