2005-08-25 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks for neighbors

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, our family dog was struck by a car and killed. We are so saddened by his death. He was a devoted friend and companion who brought us so much joy. It is a very tragic loss. We will miss our dog very much, grieve, learn, and count our blessings.

Among our blessings are our neighbors who look after us and care about us. You are always there when we need you most. We are also blessed to have such kind and caring people here in Jamestown. I do not know who you are, but thank-you to the family who stopped to care for our dog at the end of his life. Thank-you also to the woman who stayed with me and her friend who brought a blanket to wrap our dog in. Thank-you to Ginny Perry for sharing your strength and understanding. Thank-you to the two Jamestown police officers who helped keep everyone safe, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you Kathy Gregory for coming out on your time off and comforting me and taking care of everything. Thank you Barbara Szepatowski for being so thoughtful, especially to my children.

Finally, I do not know what we would do without our friends. I feel deep gratitude to “you,” my one exceptional friend, for staying with us until the early morning hours and reminding us of the most important thing to focus on — the love. Thank you for sharing your family with us and thank-you to your father, your mother, your husband and children for embracing me and my children as part of your family. We could not have gotten through this without your help and your kind and loving concern for us. Thank you, Lisa, Maddie, and Phillip for your help. And finally, thank you, Kyle.

We will move forward from this, and in time will heal and be stronger, wiser, and deeply grateful for all that is in our lives. We are so fortunate to live in this community and to find such friendship, support, caring, and strength.

Gretchen Conn Cohen and

Jack and Josef Cohen

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