I haven’t been with The Mirror very long. I came in January after being unemployed for five months.
In the past, I wrote for a small weekly newspaper in North Augusta. I loved getting to know the people and telling their stories. I loved that I could call the mayor during a Georgia game, knowing that he knew exactly who I am and that he wouldn’t mind (much). I loved walking into a Rotary meeting and knowing nearly everyone in the room, the town’s movers and shakers.
I loved being “the newspaper lady” to the school kids, and seeing their teachers in Walmart.
I missed it all terribly.
When I found out I got the job at The Mirror, I was very excited. I knew it would take some time, but I looked forward to developing the same kind of relationship with Thomson.
I couldn’t wait to get to know you. I wanted to see you at the Blind Willie festival. I wanted to take your pictures at prom. One day, I had hoped to write about some of your history.
I’m heartbroken I won’t get to.
But I did enjoy my stay. Thomson is a beautiful town. Its people, I’ve found, are warm, friendly and helpful.
Thank you for letting me tell some of your stories.