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Letter: Appreciation for volunteers during fire

At the time that Jean Ruzicka interviewed me following the fire last week, I am afraid I wrongly assumed that it was dropped from the planes that saved our house.

We received visits from Mike Anderson and Carl Kiser, two of the volunteer firemen from Sebeka, over the weekend and heard the real story. Mike and Carl were on our property when the fire hit our place. Fortunately, they were able to get out and went to our neighbor’s to wait it out. When they were ready to depart, they asked if anyone knew what happened to our home and were told that it was gone.

But Mike and Carl were determined to find out for themselves, so they went back to our place where they found the house still standing but the roof was on fire. They put the fire out and went through the house to make sure that everything was alright.

I cannot begin to share with you the immense gratitude that both Don and I feel for these men. They went above and beyond the call. If not for their persistence and bravery we would not be enjoying the comfort of our home this evening.

Our deepest appreciation goes out to all the men and women who volunteer for these jobs. Mike and Carl, please accept our thanks; you will always have a special place in our hearts!

P.S. Tooney the cat is back home. Though badly wounded, she is making progress everyday!

Judy Dulski