Letter: Demptster’s Bid Farewell to Craig
To the editor:
We tried to let as many people as possible know about this in person, but we learned how fast news can travel in Craig.
We are moving to Minnesota.
It was a monstrous decision, and not in one bit made lightly by the four of us. We looked at it from every angle possible over and over, and made lists of pros and cons, but the answer kept coming back the same.
It’s the kind of opportunity we’ll forever regret if we pass it up.
What was evident right away and what will be the reason for us driving away with lead in our hearts is that we will never, ever be able to replace all of the wonderful people who have been a part of our lives the past 15 years.
David and I came here as kids, really. Fresh out of college and hours away from our own family, we brought babies into the world here.
We have worked alongside you and explored the county’s vast landscapes with you. You have taken care of us and made us a part of your own families. We have grown into who we are today in this town because of you.
Craig is very far removed from what other people take for granted. Some of us like that aspect of living here while others don’t. Craig makes people tough, resilient, resourceful and proud.
And that makes this town unique in one undeniable way: no matter what, every single person here relies on one another. No one is faceless. The person you crashed carts with at the grocery store you will see again, sooner or later, I promise.
So yes, after slowly sinking into the comfortable familiarity of all your faces, we must let go. We must learn to find our way around a new town, landscape, and people.
But you will forever be with us. We have grown up in our time here, and every single one of you have helped make us who we are today.
We can’t thank you enough.
David, Julie, Brynnae and Ethan Dempster
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