To the Valley News:
In October, I will be leaving Westport and returning home after a year of volunteering on what most still call the Marsh’s Farm on Napper Road.
But before I leave I wanted to say thank you publicly to all who have been so kind and friendly to me since day one.
It did not take me long to fall in love with your town, as no matter where I’d go I’d get a smile and hello.
I want to thank Emily Marsh and her sister Liz for letting me ride along on shopping trips and keeping me laughing the whole time. Thank you, my dear sweet mail lady Tina for going out of her way to check on me and lend her ear. Also, a big thank you to the assistant librarian Nancy who came out to bring me bedding hay for my chickens when I first got here and soon became a dear friend who gives great hugs. In just one year I’ve made wonderful friends who are dear to me.
Though I am sad to leave, I am so glad I got to experience your wonderful town and people. You will be fondly remembered by me.