June 11, 2001
Special women make Duvall a beautiful town
I have been in this town of Duvall for almost a year now. What kept me here was the beautiful town and the people in it. I was recently at the new Safeway in town which is fun when you're 23 and a mother of a 3 1/2-year-old. Lots of moms with kids have to struggle and juggle a kid in one arm and one in the cart with an enormous amount of groceries to boot. But what makes it all worth it is as I was checking out, an angel of a women handed me a bouquet of flowers. She was someone whom I have never met or seen before.
She and her lovely daughter said I looked like I had my work cut out for me and thought the flowers would brighten my day and wished me a great weekend. I had never met such kind, sweet, generous people. I never even got the chance to find out their names but would like then to know that those flowers will always be in my mind and heart along with their kindness. They are what make this world and this town worth living in and make it special.
Laurie Ballard, Duvall