Several years ago, three ladies came into the library in the summer, all sisters—one from UT, one WA, and the other from the South. Their grandfather and father had lived in Salmon; their family had become scattered and had lost contact. They wanted to get information on them, and we helped them check newspaper records and referred them to Claire Wiley, our local historian. Claire knew that this family was distantly related to our own Vicki Monk, volunteer here at the library. When we called her, Vicki came right over, and there ensued a joyful, tearful, amazed reunion!! The ladies left with Vicki to spend time together. When they all returned home, they sent a bouquet of flowers to Ramona and Anne with a card—“Thanks for helping make our dream come true!”
A lady was traveling back to Missoula when her car broke down in Salmon. The garage told her it would take a week to get parts, so she was stranded here. We called the radio station, and Leo Marshall put out an announcement for anyone going to Missoula who could give this lady a ride. Someone called right away, and she was headed back home before she knew it!
We have had several men passing through town on fund-raising journeys, walking to raise money for a cause. We connected them with the radio station and newspaper to make their causes known, and even helped them with lodging for the night.
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