Mattapoisett is Special

A Thank You to My Neighbors,

I was on my way to attend the YOGA class at the Mattapoisett Senior Center today. The van driver did not pick me up. I live out on the Mattapoisett Neck in Mattapoisett Shores. Much too far to walk.

Evidently the van driver called in sick but no one bothered to notify me.

My neighbor George Block stopped. I asked him to call the Mattapoisett Senior Center for me on his cell phone. He called numerous times but kept getting a recorded message because someone was on the phone.

Finally he had to leave as he had an appointment.

I kept walking and eventually Karen Almeida, another neighbor, came along. She was on her way to work but offered to give me a ride to the Senior Center. She had a 9:00 am appointment at work but still was willing to give me a ride.

I have lived in Mattapoisett for 43 years. I have always known how special it was. But today, it really showed me that there are still people out there that care.


Ilona G. Langhoff


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