I liketa be out "playin on the freeway" as I call it, much as I can
If you'd liketa help me help others -- you can DO so by donatin funds for fuel & expenses
You kin send checks here -- to
San Diego Highwayman
Goose Creek Ranch
504 Macon St.
El Cajon, Ca. 92019
ps -- if you wish, and include your mailing address w your donation, I will send w my "Thankee kindly" four of the
cards I give folks when I've helped them outta their troubles -- one fer *YOU* to keep for yerself, that has mine and Shela's
picture on it -- and the other three for you to GIVE to others that *YOU* help in some way you can :)
"PASS IT ON" "PAY IT FORWARD"
enjoy the GOOD Karma you git in return!
Shining World Compassion Award
Sowing the Seeds of Compassion
By the Los Angeles and San Diego News Group (Originally in English)
For over 40 years, Mr. Thomas Weller has voluntarily patrolled San Diego’s highways in his own rescue vehicle,
offering assistance to accident victims and over 6,000 stranded drivers with flat tires, empty gas tanks, busted belts or
overheated engines. Widely known as the “San Diego Highwayman,” he doesn’t ask for anything in return but
instead, presents a card to the receiver of his unconditional love that says: “Assisting you has been my pleasure. I
ask for no payment other than for you to pass on the favor by helping someone in distress that you encounter.”
The mission started when Mr. Weller was 16. On a cold winter night at about 2 a.m., he was driving a car alone in a snowstorm
and slid off the highway into a snow bank. After spending hours in the freezing cold, and beginning to give up hope, a man
stopped to rescue him. The words from the man, when he asked what he owed for the help, are those that now appear on his card.
During the day, Mr. Weller works just enough to cover his expenses so the remaining time can be spent selflessly helping
others. When the weather is really bad, he will surely head out on the highways and back roads looking for folks in trouble.
As he says, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life, that we cannot sincerely help another without
Today, Mr. Weller’s mission is accomplished together with the faithful Shela, whom he adopted from a San Diego dog shelter.
Mr. Weller describes Shela as his angel and “a person in a fur suit,” for she has often played the role of a guardian
To his joy, the seeds he has sown have been germinating and his garden has been growing. One day he spotted a car stopped
on the other side of the highway. By the time he turned around, he found that another car had already pulled up behind it.
When he asked the do-gooder why he had stopped to help a stranger, the man said, “Four months earlier, my wife had a
blow-out on the freeway, and someone cared enough to help her.” As he looked at Mr. Weller, he continued to say, “By
the way, thank you for doing that for my wife.” Mr. Weller’s kindness has surely inspired others, like a ripple
effect spreading out goodness to uplift humankind. Local residents talk more about him, and local media have started to report
his Good Samaritan deeds.
Yer support is greatly appreciated
If you are one of those folks I've "met on the highway" and ya'd liketa send a note bout the circumstances of that "meetin"
-- and any difference it made for ya -- and what you've done to "Pass it on" -- I'd like that too
GOOD onyas and safe journeys to ya!