Oftentimes, like so many others, I too have the best intentions of expressing thanks and gratitude to those folks who are well deserving. Yet life happens, you get sidetracked, and here we are several months later. … I recently realized that I had never expressed my appreciation and gratitude to these gentlemen – Brandon Evans and Joe Duty – for their article (“Hanging up the pump” Saturday, July 28, 2012). It covered my dad, Dennis Hudson, and his retirement from the Fina station after more than 30 years.
Thank you both for your professional and yet kind approach that enabled you to gain my dad’s trust and allowed him to reflect on and recall several decades worth of memories involving friends and family. I saved this article because it meant the world to me and because it has served as a reminder of how fortunate we are to be a part of such a wonderful, close-knit community!
Thank you again,