Story last updated at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2002

Help on the road
Dear Editor,

I travel the Alaska Highway hauling RVs to Alaska. My fuel-pedal arm broke in the middle in a lonely section in northern British Columbia. Along comes a family in a short 1950 bus. I was delighted! Anyone who can keep that bus running could fix my truck!

Sure enough, the father of three girls used a strip of metal strapping and my two vise grips and sent me on my way. He told me to go easy.

I drove on to Anchorage, about 1,700 miles, with the vise grips holding tight. I just want to thank the family who stopped and helped me. I didn't get their name, but they mentioned going to the Homer area. Anyone who knows them please tell them I certainly appreciate their help and in turn have helped several stranded motorists.

Sue Christensen


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