“Hey, I saw a picture of you from way long ago,” they’ll say or, “Did you see your picture in that Back When section?”
One sweet woman in New Paris who knows me from my column and met me several years ago at the Nappanee Apple Festival was the most recent. She told me, “I cut it out because I know you.”
I was really touched by that. That she felt she knew me enough that she wanted to clip that photo out of the paper. (Because trust me, a glamour shot it was not!)
So, yes, I’ve been here too long. Long enough to have great friends, past co-workers, regular readers who recognize me from my columns, past and current customers and long enough to have established an awesome, dynamic and supportive church family.
I don’t know that I’ll ever stop saying, “I’m originally from New York,” but know that when I run into you on the street or at the drugstore seeing your smile makes me feel at home.
Denise Fedorow is a columnist and correspondent for The Goshen News. Her column appears every other week. She wishes everyone a blessed Thanksgiving!