To the gentleman sitting at the next table in a restaurant who performed the Heimlich maneuver when my friend desperately needed it, a very sincere thank-you for your quick response and knowledge of what to do.

I wish we had asked your name. Please know that we are extremely grateful.

Judy Ott


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It may help to remind people that as we age, some foods are more difficult to eat and if we are not careful will block our "pipes." It does help to eat smaller bites and to swallow carefully (or mindfully) to save us from this problem. My problem is with rare beef. Others may have problems with other foods. Just take care when eating.


The anonymity of this is nice because it's happened more than once. We joke that it's as if my neighbor (retired R.N.) can't step on a plane without performing this action during flight. If you're eating, don't talk. If you're talking, don't eat. Anonymous angels are everywhere, but some deserve a nap like everyone else.


On behalf of the Good Samaritan.... You're welcome... that's just the way we do things up here in Thurmont.



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