Back in April I was out planting lilacs on top of the ditch bank along the road. A older rusted up Grand Am went by then Bang a tire blew. A young woman gets out looks at the tire and starts talking to her self shutting up as i walk up and ask if she needs help.
I put that skinny little spare on for her and tell her she really does need some tires as the cord was showing on the one I took off and the other one on that side looked slicks as a door knob. She said she new and was trying to get ahead enough to get some but her son had gotten sick and the doctor bills were killing her. Early June she again has a blow out down the road a ways and was still running that skinny spare I had put on for her. She walked to our house and asked to use the phone to call dial a ride. She starts crying as she hangs the phone up saying they will come in a hour but she will probably loose her managers job at Mickey Dees for being late.
Kare tells her to hush up as I will take her to work and get her car off the road, while she calls to cancel the dial a ride. On the way to her job I tell her that I never let the tire shops charge me to dispose a tire I bring every one home. Never Know when some one needs a trailer tire or a cheap spare. I also have a shooting back stop I made from pick up tires.
I tell her I think I have some used tires off my sons Saturn from back in 1998 in the pole barn. If she doesn't mind I will put them on for her for nothing if they fit. She says OK. When I get home I go limp the car into my yard and take the bad tire off and see the old Saturn tires are a exact fit.
So she got the tires all four with about 25% tread. I tell her that I had got those tired taken off because they didn't work for squat in the winter so save for some for winter. I figured that would be the last of seeing her. Nope she made a small cake and dropped it off about a week later with a home made thank you note. Then Saturday a envelope to Al & Kare with the proper address is in the mail box. Open it up and there is another home made thank you note and a check for $40.00.
Of course We are not going to keep that Money just for her taking 4 tires off my hands and freeing up space. Today Kare and I are going to take the check back to her and read her the riot act about getting some good winter tires.