Celebrating a new beginning on St. Paddy’s
To the Editor:
The saying “Irish eyes are smiling” is not quite true for me these days and there is a good reason... I have chosen St. Patrick’s Day to announce that I will be moving to Australia sometime this year. This is something I have always wanted to venture into since I came back in 2008.
That’s the good news.
The bad news, and why I am not smiling, is that I feel I am leaving the biggest and most wonderful family I have ever had - all of you on this wonderful island. You are not just customers at my wonderful Barber Shop, but you have all become such amazing friends. And I hate to leave you. But this opportunity only comes around once in a lifetime, so I have decided to explore this adventure.
I will be advertising my business and pray that the right person comes along to look after you with the joy I have had over the past 12 years. If you know of anyone who is looking for the best job in the world, please get them to contact me. I am waiting to complete the challenge that I have committed to, representing my wonderful friends in the Cancer Ride to Seattle. So many of you have donated money for this ride that I cannot leave without fulfilling my promise to you and raising as much money for cancer research as possible.
Over the next few months, I am hoping it will get easier to say that word that catches in my throat each and every time I even think about it: Goodbye. Why do I feel it’s not going to get easier?
Please drop by The Barber Shop tomorrow, March 16, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with me and my new adventure.
Barbara, the Barber