Kudos to small town hospitality

To the Editor:

On a recent April morning, my two sisters and I were on our way home from a trip up north when we drove into a blinding snowstorm. We were not familiar with the roads and were unable to see, so we pulled off in Lastrup. There, the owners of Tiny’s Bar opened their doors for us.

Anxious to get home to Sauk Centre, someone from Tiny’s offered to let us follow him as far as Pierz. We ended up at the Pierz Super America station and waited because visibility was still zero. We received super hospitality, which I was familiar with.

It has been almost a year ago that I hit a deer just out of Pierz. My car managed to make it to Pierz where it quit at Super America. I was shook up, and a girl named “Pacer,” working the night shift, came to my aid offering to help. My cell phone had no charge left so she got a phone charger, offered coffee, food and stayed with me until the tow truck arrived from Sauk Centre.

Everyone involved made two eventful road trips into a pleasant memory of Lastrup and Pierz. — Judy Felling, Sauk Centre