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Atheist or Angel — You tell me

On May 27th we’re driving north on 95 about 20 miles out of Beatty, Nevada when our “new to us” RV has a blowout. We jump out, call AAA where I have been a member since 1960, come to find out we are not covered for blowouts and the young lady tells me to hang on for a minute, which turned out to be 15 and my battery was losing ground so I hung up thinking for sure she would call me back with a phone number or suggestion.

All of a sudden a white truck with a young man jumps out with tattoos up and down both arms and in my head I’m thinking this may turn out to be a really bad day. Without a word he goes to his truck, pulls out numerous items, including a big jack and went to work. In less than 15 minutes he had our spare on. Did I mention my husband is 79 with dementia? I tried to offer him the only cash we had with us, he refused it. My husband gave him a hug and cried, which I also did watching them.

He then told us that he had just left a place in California, some kind of rehab as he had been a heavy drinker and today was his first good deed as a clean and sober. He also mentioned it was time for him to give back as he had spent his prior life taking. My husband’s daughter has a group on facebook that prays for our safety so I asked him if he believed in God. He replied, “No ma’am, I’m an Atheist.” Also he mentioned that he had just picked up a book teaching Atheists the concept of religion. He was of a scientific mind. I said, I understand. Well … Atheist or Angel, or perhaps a modern-day Lone Ranger in a white truck instead of a horse and did not get his name. We’ll just call him “our Angel”. While driving off he said to pass it on. Well, we can’t change tires but we will find a way. We turned the truck around, went back to Beatty where we bought five new tires knowing we’ll never get that lucky again. And no, we never got another phone call from AAA. I did call them saying we were okay and not to send a truck and was told the call was canceled … Thank you so much Angel!!!

Kathryn Simons


Thanks from Twilight Productions, LLC

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who helped to make the first show of Twilight Productions, LLC such a resounding success. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such amazing performers who made the entire process from beginning to end so much fun. May we have many more years of fun and laughter together.

Thank you so much to Selwyn Harris of the PV Times for all of your support and help in getting the word out to the community. Thanks to Ginny McCorkle, Arlene Koontz, Ron and Diana Jokinen, Mike and Debbie Zaman, Leon and Marcia Walling, Mike and Pat Barbeau, Maria Apodaca-Shaddy, Autumn Casterline, Al Rio, Mike and Sharon D’Alessio, Mary McRory, Jim Kennedy, Troy Steel, 5-6-7-8 let’s Dance – Donna, Maureen and Cynthia.

We greatly appreciate all those who helped behind the scenes, especially Ginny and Arlene and all of the comedy actors for being such great sports.

Most importantly, thank you to all who supported the show. The outpouring of love and support from so many of you in the community who came out to support the show was overwhelming and far exceeded our expectations. We hope we brought you an afternoon of fun and laughter and left you all with a smile on your faces and a song in your hearts.

With the utmost gratitude to each and every one of you,

Don and Teri Rogers

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