Miracle on Railroad Street revisited - the quest to say thanks

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 06:04 PM.

“Oh my gosh. I’ve been trying to find you. How are you?” Alvelo said to Dunn.

“I’m doing good for an old man, I reckon,” Dunn replied laughing. “I tell most people I can still see my shadow.”

The two began to talk about that day in 1982 in which their fates collided on the railroad tracks in Havelock.

“From what the paper clip said I got knocked unconscious, but aside from that, you telling me to lay down saved my life, because God knows what could have happened if that train would have got me the wrong way,” Alvelo said to Dunn.

“Well, if you hadn’t laid down, it would have probably cut you right in half,” Dunn told her.

“Amen on that and you saved my life and I’ve been wanting so many years to just meet you and thank you and everything. I’ve been spending so many years thinking about you because to me you’re my hero,” Alvelo said.

Dunn quickly put aside that notion.

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