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Once again, Lake Bluff charms and amazes visitors …
Over this past weekend, we had numerous out of town family members visit us to celebrate our unique Lake Bluff 4th of July. And as part of the celebration, of course view our spectacular parade.
In all the excitement, our 10 year old grandson lost his i-Pad Touch on route to see the parade. The loss of a cherished electronic device and a frantic but futile search along the path to our viewing spot at a friend’s home, cast a pall of doom over the event and the outlook for the rest of the weekend for our grandson.
On Saturday morning, we called the Lake Bluff police station on the off chance some honest soul would have both found the i-Pad and turned it in, and to our delight, it was there. To our astonished visitors, this seemed extraordinary and totally unexpected. To us it was less so as village residents for over 20 years, we have come to expect such neighborly behavior. To our grandson, it was a thing of stunning joy.
Thanks Lake Bluff for maintaining the consistency and beauty of such unexpected outcomes in our beautiful community.
Al Boese, Lake Bluff