Letters to the Editor – May 28, 2009

Missing Rockford in spring

NOT IN ROCKFORD—LTC David Ronan, Ph.D. US Army, pictured with the Iraqi sheikh Prince of Marshes and Mike Sunshine, a collegue from the Department of State.

NOT IN ROCKFORD—LTC David Ronan, Ph.D. US Army, pictured with the Iraqi sheikh Prince of Marshes and Mike Sunshine, a collegue from the Department of State.

 

 

Dear Editor,

My wife and I have lived in Rockford since 2006 and in Belmont prior to that since 2000.  Both of our children finished middle school and have graduated from Rockford High School.  In November 2008, I mobilized and deployed as part of a Reserve Forces call-up in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Currently, I serve on a Division staff in Iraq.

This will be the first year in many that I have not been able to enjoy the spring season in Rockford.  In the desert heat, I think of our town.

I’ve compiled a list of my top ten aspects of Rockford living that I miss the most:

10.  Running along the White Pine Trail

9.  Walking through the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings

8.  Friendships made at the range of the Rockford Sportsmen’s Club

7.  Rockford’s wonderfully inviting
Memorial Day Parade

6.  Hot dogs at the Corner Bar

5.  Spring Home Show at RHS

4.  Peggy at Peppermill Restaurant who cheerfully refilled my coffee cup

3.  Breakfast with Mark, Mitchell, Bob, Ron, and Andy “anywhere” in Rockford

2.  Eating ice cream with my wife as we sit by Rockford’s downtown waterfalls

1.  Sunday worship services at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church

I thought people in Rockford might like to know how our life impacts us

and makes our community such a wonderful place to belong.

 

All the best,

David Ronan, Ph.D.

LTC, USArmy, CA

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