Letter to the editor: Salisbury residents grateful for support after fire

As reported in the Thursday edition (Jan. 24, 2019) of the Addison Independent, a fire destroyed our home in Salisbury.
Our home stood for over 200 years and we always thought it would stand another 200. Sadly to say our home — all our possessions (old and new), not to mention over 20 years of memories — were taken from us.
I recently retired and felt it was time to go room by room (all 13) to finally clear out the “stuff” we just didn’t need or use, (including clothes that over the years I outgrew). I felt good delivering bags and bags of useful “stuff” to HOPE every weekend. Now we found ourselves on the receiving end.
That said, we are and always will be humbled and beyond grateful to everyone for all they did for us. The outpouring of donations and support — beyond words. We especially want to thank the Red Cross, Chief Emilio and his men on the Salisbury Fire Department, Maple Meadow Farms, Jonathan Blake, and Ken Tichacek. Not, of course, to mention all the thoughtful people of Addison County.
We knew 20-plus years ago that Vermont is where we wanted to call home, so we plan on rebuilding and starting over with a new home to continue building more memories.
Again from the bottom of our hearts, Thank you and fond love to all.
Remember — you can never be poor by giving.
Lynne and Norman Beerman,
Lord Finnegan Pickleberry and Sir Archibald Bumsted,

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