Sometimes you get caught between your common sense and what the GPS says.
Well, William Parkhurst is grateful to the lady who helped get him headed back home. By the way, if you recognize the name, yes, there is a relationship: He is a cousin of the late, famed newswoman and Nyack village historian Virginia Parkhurst.
Here’s the letter he wrote to us, hoping our readers can let this woman know her help is very appreciated:
On Saturday February 4th my wife and I were returning from Connecticut, a one day 500 mile round trip. Not wanting to experience again the fear of crossing the George Washington Bridge we joyfully saw on the map, the Tappan Zee. With the voice of our GPS demanding we return to the GW we bravely followed our instincts, crossed the mighty Hudson and got completely lost. Finally we discovered on Piermont Avenue a village terraced, overlooking the river and a lovely human being. She carefully, patiently explained – Four choices she said describing with hand gestures the one that would take us to South Jersey. We thanked her profusely, “You are an angel ”, I said. We accomplished a u turn without falling into the river and returned to see a car blocking the road, flashers blinking. “Follow me’”, she said. When we were safe she pulled off and I blinked my lights again and again in acknowledgement. To the kind lady in the pink vest – Thank You, Thank You.
William H Parkhurst 111