Benton City is a wonderful place to live. During the recent illness and passing of my husband I was helped, cared for and protected by numerous people.
Many retired men came and sat with my husband so I could go out and do work that needed to be done. Many others came by and asked what they could do and with my foggy brain trying to accept what was happening, I could only reply, I don't know.
That didn't deter anyone.
My lawn was mowed and trimmed, posts put in my vineyard, weed eating done. Women came and looked to see what was needed and my laundry was folded, bed made, floors swept and sometimes mopped. Vacuuming and dusting were accomplished and the stove was cleaned. Others weeded my flower beds and dead-headed flowers and roses and whatever anyone could see needed to be done. There was always food in the refrigerator or ready to put in the oven when needed.
I learned two great lessons. 1) Small towns are a great place to be and 2) Don't ask, what can I do, go and do what you see needs to be done.
Thank you, wonderful people of Benton City. I love living here and I love you.
CORLET THORNTON, Benton City