Twice, during the past few months, we have had two very rare (thankfully!) frightening experiences!
During the first incident, which was on a cold night in January, two men from the sheriff's department came to our door. One of the men said that while in pursuit of a fugitive, they had to drive across our property, and they hoped that they hadn't damaged our yard. (We discovered later that they hadn't done any damage since the ground was so frozen.)
He went on to say that they had gotten one fugitive, but they were still looking for another one. He told us not to worry, though, since the escapee was more like a jack rabbit than a lion. (That was good to know!)
Thankfully, that incident turned out great since they did eventually catch the other man.
Then, more recently, another night, we heard several police sirens on the main road that goes in front of our house. About the same time, we suddenly saw a helicopter hovering overhead with its search lights flashing around our property, as well as our neighbor's. We wondered what on earth was going on! All of that was quite unnerving.
However, one thing that made us feel much better, more secure, was that a police car was parked in our neighbor's large driveway.
Finally, a couple of hours later, another police car, with lights flashing and sirens going, zoomed past our house toward another town. Then, the helicopter which had been hovering over and near our house, and the police car stationed next door, both left. Apparently, thankfully, it was all over.
Later, our neighbor told us that he had gotten footage on his surveillance camera of a couple in his garden. He later learned that they had stolen a vehicle which they had abandoned when the police had started pursuing them.
Because of the good work of the police, the couple was captured.
Thankfully, our frightening experiences turned out positively!
We really appreciate those brave, heroic men and women who are protecting us citizens from harm. Thanks so much for your service!
Small Business Feature-
We love going to the Blackbird Bakery in Bristol, Virginia. They have a variety of baked goods, ice cream, and drinks.
Blackbird Bakery Goodies
Also, just a short distance away, on another street, is their Blackbird on the Fly which is a drive-thru restaurant.
Great Mother's Day gift idea: a gift certificate for Blackbird Bakery!
Mother's Day this year is Sunday, May 8.
Honoring My Beautiful Mother, Jean
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere.
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Positive Thought: "My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place-police, firefighters and members of our armed forces."- Sidney Shelton
Thanks for visiting! Until Sunday, May 15, 2022, Becky