Karen C. Pullen, Minot
I have a postscript regarding your story about Floyd Borud being inducted into ND/SD Music Hall of Fame. It has nothing to do with music but my experience with him says everything about the person he is.
Last month I was in the grocery line with my intended purchases on the conveyer belt. The clerk was clicking off item after item. I had more items than I had cash, but that was no problem, I had my checkbook along.
Wrong! I was about to ask the cashier to take back about $20 worth of groceries when the man in line behind me said, "How short are you?" He looked at his wife and she tipped her head as an OK. The man said, "Look, let me help you and he gave the cashier the difference. I asked him for his name and address and he wrote it out for me. His name, Floyd Borud.
We were strangers yet he came forward to help me in my time of need, and his wife agreed that was the way to help your neighbors.
Later I learned that they are living in a FEMA trailer and are still dealing with the losses from the flood in southeast Minot. The greatest gift they instilled in me was that there are people who will still help and believe in strangers. Thank you Boruds.