I have had a very good run here of over 11 years. They were good times. You folks have been there to get me through some of the hardest times of my life.
You were there when I felt lost and alone over losing my job as an illustrator because we were just not needed anymore. You gave me a home of sorts when no one else would.
Six months later when the same newspaper decided that they no longer needed me as a photographer either and laid me off you were there.
When I found out that my wife was dying a very slow and painful death, you were there. As a healthcare provider you were often my only respite. In dark times you brought joy into my life.
When Joanne passed away you were there to help me remember what G.K. Chesterton once said. “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” I have found wisdom in even the youngest of you time and time again. :thumb721