Retirees appreciate welcoming community
I am writing this letter to express my husband’s and my gratitude to the residents of Waupaca and surrounding communities.
Upon retiring, we moved to Waupaca this past July as recommended by our son and daughter-in-law.
We have been so pleased with the warm welcome we have received from everyone in which we have come in contact – neighbors, store clerks, service providers and so on.
We cannot even begin to mention names as we would surely forget someone.
We also cannot list all the situations in which we have been assisted but the following seems to be a good representation of what the people in this area are like.
On the evening of Dec. 1, my son and I met in a local auto parts store’s parking lot to purchase a bulb for the headlight of my vehicle.
Upon arriving, a nice young man in a truck parked next to us and immediately came to our aid.
He had the correct tools in his truck and the skills to replace both of our headlight bulbs.
He did this while his family waited for him in his vehicle and refused to take a monetary compensation.
This young man’s act of kindness exemplifies the manner in which we have been treated since our arrival in this fine community.
On behalf of his generosity, we have decided to honor him and his family with a donation to the Waupaca Area United Way.
At this very special time of year, one wonders what it would be like if we could package up this type of kindness and generosity and send it throughout the world.
What an even more wonderful place our Earth would be for all of us to live in a “united way.”
We challenge everyone to “pay it forward.”
Thanks to everyone who has made our transition to Waupaca a great experience.
Enjoy this magical season and peace to all.
Dean and Pam Johnson