To The Editor:

On the Thursday before Christmas, our home experienced a fire that has basically turned our lives upside down. That being said, I want to give a huge thank you to first a neighbor, Bob Desmond, for calling the finest volunteer fire department anyone could ask for!

This group of dedicated first responders saved as much of our home as possible. In only 400 words it is impossible to give thanks to each individual but rest assured, we live in the best community on the planet!

The incredible outpouring of support and kind words from friends, family and neighbors has been, to say the least, overwhelming! My family is blessed to call Washington, Mo., home!

With love and unmeasurable respect we say thank you for a wonderful place to call home!