This has been wonderful. Thanks to Steve Smith for kicking it off. Thanks to Tara Sad for the wonderful idea of a time to let him know how much he has been appreciated. I was talking with him in the library this afternoon and he acknowledged that that last day was going to be an emotional one. I wanted to refer him to The Walpolean so he could read the wonderful thanks he has already received there. However, for once I kept my mouth shut because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. Guess that means I earn a thank you as well.
By the way, in the seven years I have been doing this, this post haas received more Comments than any other. I think it says a lot about out community that the comments were for such a positive reason! Thank you. – Lil
if you missed it, please be aware of the latest update from Tara:
Burdick’s Factory is very willing to have people gather to say goodbye to Gary on Wednesday. He normally stops there, his final pickup, between 4:30 and 5:00 – so we should all be there by 4:30. They ask that we park in the back of their building, so we don’t block the employees who will be going home around that time. (We’re checking to see if we can possibly use the fire station parking lot, or Houghton’s across the street. It’s been suggested that everyone bring cards for Gary so he has something to remember us all by. Burdick’s is giving him a gift. Nice.
Can everyone tell their friends about this goodbye gathering? It would be great to get a nice turnout for him – he deserves it.
And make some signs to hold, too!