Kindness, banter and smiles will not be forgotten

People of 100 Mile House were definitely appreciated

To the editor:

This is an open letter to the people of 100 Mile House.

Hi, I’m Anna! I’m the one that helped you with your copies and made your business cards at Topline Printers.

I’m the one with the bat tattoos you saw belly-dancing sometimes.

Maybe you’ve seen me perform with my best friend at Hootenannies or Rock cafe’s.

Maybe I dressed up like a princess for your kids’ birthday or you saw me sing with the Beatles cover band. Maybe you’ve seen me walking three weenie dogs.

Maybe you don’t know me at all.

No matter; this is for those who have made an impact without knowing it.

I moved here from Toronto in September 2006. I followed someone I loved here, and I eventually married him. I have been here for almost 10 years, and in those years, I have met some amazing people.

Who are these amazing people? Well, it’s mostly business owners and sweet little ladies with their vacation photos.

Your smiles and occasional banter will forever have a place in my heart. Thank you for making my work days fly by.

I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to Topline’s former owners, Norm and Marion Klimosko. You hired me on the spot and kept me until the shop was sold. Without this job, I would not have been able to meet everyone … and fill my portfolio. I am eternally grateful.

To the new owners Brian Cowell and Michele Kuyek, thank you for the time I got to work with you.

To Meg and Shane Gunn, Sherry Stewart, Marianne Van Osch, Trevor Embree, Elisha Schaff and Gus Horn, thank you for always being awesome. Yes, you were my favourites. You lot were a bunch of gems.

Thank you to anyone who ever came in with a smile. Good customer service starts with good customers.

And with that, I leave you little town in British Columbia.

Anna Guerrero-Lindhout

Toronto