To the Editor:
It's 4 am on Tuesday morning and like the past three mornings that my wife and I have been in Petersburg, I find myself wide awake...you have to love jet lag. As long as I'm awake, I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you all for the hospitality that you've shown to us. We are truly amazed at how many friends we've made in our short time here.
One of the main inviting factors in our decision to apply for the chief's position in Petersburg was the sheer natural beauty of the Inside Passage. What we've discovered is that Petersburg's true beauty lies in the hearts of the people who live here.
While we are saddened that we won't be joining you here, we are certain that the Swihart family will take good care of you and they will be a perfect fit for this island of beautiful people. Should any of you find yourself traveling to Wisconsin, we welcome you with open arms to the City of Two Rivers so that we can return the hospitality.
Må Gud velsigne deg og bevare deg! (Maybe you can check with a local to make sure this says, “May God bless you and keep you.”)
Robert Kappelman & Family