Monday, February 7, 2011

Letter to the Editor re: Ladder 19: 2/6/11

From the Austin American-Statesman, February 6, 2011.

A sip of the good life

Why do I live in Austin? It's Jan. 30, the Northeast is digging out from under a week of snow, and it is 77 degrees here in Austin.

The two little girls next door have set up a lemonade stand, and all the neighbors are stopping to buy. Then along comes a fire truck, and it stops. All four firefighters get out and buy lemonade. Thank you, Ladder Truck 19 for making Audrey and Veronica's day.

That's why I live in Austin.

Ernie Saulmon

Editor's Note: Members of this crew were: Capt. Rob Vires, FF Mark Gruell, FF Kacy Mustain (from 16's), and FF David Dickerson (from 5's).