Once I moved to Lovell and started working in town, it really didn't take me very long to figure out that when you needed something done in a hurry, the first person to call was Norris Bennett. He was great at remembering various aspects of work done at different properties or exactly where the septic tank was located. Over the years, he was very helpful to us at Kezar Realty even though I am sure he viewed me as just another flatlander. Never mattered how big or small the job was, he always gave it his best shot.
Although I never, ever heard him talk about it, I am very aware of how much he did for people and how he never asked for a penny in return. If he knew someone was sick, he would plow their driveway. If some digging needed to be done for someone who was short of funds, he would help out. And I am sure that everyone who knew Norris, could tell similar stories. It is also true that Norris was a man of few words but every once in awhile, he would tell you a long story about someone from way back when or what a certain property used to be like. I also enjoyed how he never hesitated to tell me how crazy I was for listing a piece of land at a certain price.
Rest in peace, Norris. Lovell will miss you.