Last December I wrote about a blowout I experienced along I-10. The situation was dire until two guys pulled up in a truck, offered to help, had all the right tools and did the job within minutes. I offered them each a $20 tip, which they refused. I never got their names, and the only marking on their truck said "Square D." (See original article here.) Subsequent Googling revealed that Square D is an electrical supply company, but that was the only clue I had –– no address, no phone number.
My blog ended with this statement:
Occasionally the Internet works in mysterious ways, so I hope that somehow this blog can reach the two men. Meanwhile the Christmas season continues. For whatever else will happen, I can always remember that on the shoulder of I-10 just west of the Gramercy exit, I encountered two angels.
As for that line about the Internet working in mysterious ways, well, chalk up another miracle: This one began with June Fallo, the director of marketing for The Court of Two Sisters. She read the article and recalled a company connected to Square D, Schneider Electric Co. of Kennesaw, Ga., that had recently done work at the restaurant.
After calling me to get the date and time of the incident, Fallo began working her contacts at Schneider Electric.
Lo and behold, last week I got an e-mail from Kerry Darnell at the Schneider Electric office. "My apologies for the delay!!!," the message said. "Here is the contact info for the guys who helped you out."
There should have been clarion trumpets as their names were revealed:
Jeffrey Vicknair of Austin, Texas
Jason Winston or Geismar, La.
Now I am not sure what to do next. I have their e-mail addresses, so I will write to thank them, but it might be good for them to know that folks other than just accident victims appreciate decency and kindness. I don’t want them to feel spammed, but if some of you don’t mind writing to Kerry-Darnell@us.schneider-electric.com, maybe the messages can be forwarded. Even with the hi-tech capacity of the Internet, this whole experience seems magical.
Meanwhile, a message to the CIA: If you’re still trying to track down Bin Laden, contact June Fallo.
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