To the editor,

To the people of Kodiak. We’d like to give thanks to all of the following for your generous hospitality and support during our extended vacation July 24-Aug. 7 (due to ferry strike):  Camilla and Amanda (ferry employees) who made us welcome on our daily visit to their office asking “when are we leaving?”; the strike workers who were always friendly; Camilla, who posted our painting project on Facebook; Iris Samuels, Kodiak Daily Mirror, who interviewed us and wrote the article picked up by the Associated Press;  to those at the Senior Center and St. Paul’s Church who invited us for lunch; James (Short Haul) for his harbor tour; Abby for dinner at the Olds River Inn; and all the people who stopped by the church with water, raspberries, good wishes and words of encouragement; the camp hosts and staff at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park; the pool and library staff for their helpfulness; Fr. John, (St. Herman’s Seminary) for his tour of the seminary; Fr. Innocent (Holy Resurrection Cathedral) for taking us to Spruce Island upon our arrival in Kodiak and allowing us to paint their fence.

We will always remember your kindness.


David and Joanne Witiak

“The Fence Painters”

Anacortes, Washington










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