Forgotten skates and kind acts
May 4, 2015
I was recently reminded just how fortunate I am to live and raise my family in a small town like Haliburton. Last week, after dropping my son’s hockey skates off to be sharpened at JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports I somehow managed to forget to return and pick them up. By the time I realized my mistake it was long after closing time. In a panic, I phoned owner JoAnne, explaining that he was scheduled to be on the ice in less than two hours. Without a moment of hesitiation JoAnne told me to meet her there in five minutes. In true community (and hockey) spirit she arrived (with Richard, Burton and Wilson along for the ride) with a smile on her face, she opened up the store and let me retrieve my son’s skates. She then proceeded to give me a hug and tell me not to worry as I apologized for my forgetfulness! JoAnne (and her entourage) had saved the day and my son Isaac was able to continue on to the rink. This was not an emergency situation, it would not have hurt my son to miss a night at the arena, but JoAnne went above and beyond to ensure that he wouldn’t miss out. Thank you JoAnne Sharpley for reminding me how fortunate I am to live in Haliburton!