I went to a car wash Feb. 10 and, after I dried off my vehicle and tried to leave, I discovered my battery was dead.
Of course, I had forgotten to bring my cell phone. At 86 years old what do you expect?
The lady next to me was drying off her SUV, and I told her my problem. She got her cell phone out and made the call to the American Automobile Association, my insurance company.
She also said she had noticed, from my license plate, that I had been in the Air Force. It turns out she was an Air Force “brat,” and her father had retired from the Air Force. When the AAA serviceman got there, he also said his grandfather was at Castle Air Force Base during the Korean deal, when I was stationed there.
He soon got me under way and said another repairman would come to my home with a new battery. When the repairman arrived, he told me he was an Army veteran. He soon had the problem solved. Together we served. Thank you all.
John R. Ward