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Gabe Licht

Good ol' Iowan hospitality

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at 3:08 PM
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  • Last year, December 23, we left town as soon as we could to beat the weather so we could be with my in-laws Christmas Eve. Just outside Hospers, we went into the ditch to avoid colliding with two cars, one in each lane, trying to turn off Highway 60.

    We were all okay and we got out of the car to climb up out of the ditch. Helping each other and holding on to branches.

    When we were about half way up, a truck had stopped, took us all back to the Hospers service station so he could send other trucks out to help other ditched vehicles, then gave us and our bags of gifts a ride to Orange City to my brother in law's house. He also called later to see if we wanted him to tow our car.

    Grateful we were all safe and didn't have to wait for help or a ride, or send our relatives out in the storm in their non-four-wheel-drive vehicles.

    -- Posted by AmyPeterson on Wed, Dec 22, 2010, at 7:04 AM
  • Dear Gabe, I can vouch for the hospitality in Spencer, Iowa. In December of 1961, a group of Spencer kids came to my small town - Cleveland, Mississippi. Then in January of 1962, a group of us visited Spencer. This exchange trip was quite successful for both groups, and when any of us (CHS graduates) get together, we always talk about the fun we had in your wonderful city. I would love to get in touch with some of the people in the exchange group. I can be reached at bethjacks@hotmail.com. Many thanks!

    -- Posted by BethBoswellJacks on Fri, Dec 31, 2010, at 5:40 PM
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