Fridays have always been a good day. I mean, what’s not to like — end of the work week and at the cusp of two days off for the weekend. And, for me, Fridays have become extra special because my son has been joining me serving breakfast at Wayside Christian Mission, spending time in my office at work, and then heading to an early lunch at one of our favorite places — Mark’s Feed Store. Mmmmmm……catfish and sweet tea!

So on our way to eat I exited work and hit the main street to Mark’s. Not even up to speed, I spotted a car in the #1 lane of the four lane road. I quickly slowed down and figured out that the car had stopped short of a water turtle in its path. One of the occupants had jumped out and was “relocating” the web-footed, hard shelled road blockage to safe grass on the side of the road.

I remained stopped in the #2 lane to provide a block and pick for the occupant so no traffic could get by and endanger them. As they returned to the car, I rolled down my window to give them some accolades and encouragement for taking care of the turtle.

Soon enough all cars and amphibians were safe and on their respective ways.

It sure was cool to see others looking out for turtles. See a previous post here on my affection for the little guys.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

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