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Dear Editor: We have just completed reading The Day the World Came to Town, the heartwarming story of Gander's hospitality at the time of 9/11. Our need is more modest. Still in the spirit of our Thanksgiving weekend, we wish to locate some folk who helped us. We've been told they live in or near Gander. On Sept. 8, my wife Donna and I, both of us in our late 60s, were on the return path after climbing Gros Morne. At 7 p.m., we were passed by a young couple. The woman's name was Tanya, and she had a baby on her back. They wished us well, and the man gave us a flashlight because he knew that we would be coming down after dark.

Dear Editor:

We have just completed reading The Day the World Came to Town, the heartwarming story of Gander's hospitality at the time of 9/11. Our need is more modest.

Still in the spirit of our Thanksgiving weekend, we wish to locate some folk who helped us. We've been told they live in or near Gander. On Sept. 8, my wife Donna and I, both of us in our late 60s, were on the return path after climbing Gros Morne. At 7 p.m., we were passed by a young couple. The woman's name was Tanya, and she had a baby on her back. They wished us well, and the man gave us a flashlight because he knew that we would be coming down after dark.

That flashlight was a godsend. Because of a previous injury to my wife's femur she had to be really careful, so the climb took us 13 hours, the last two and a half in darkness. There was no moon, and the only way we completed the trek was by the light of that small flashlight.

The couple was at Berryhill Campsite and frequented Java Jacks in Rocky Harbour. We know they were very concerned for us, and we are extremely grateful. We have something for the baby from our bed and breakfast hostess in Rocky Harbour, and we would like to thank the couple. They can reach us at Box 802, Waterdown, Ontario, L0R 2H0, or donnafayparker@hotmail.com.

Gander people are the best!

Allan W. Parker

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