• Washmo: Great Place to Live

2-4-08
Guy W. Midkiff

Recently I have focused on some issues that I have passionate opinions on and have neglected the more positive aspects of Washington, Missouri.

We moved here because Washington is a diamond of a city. The city has very low crime, small enough to get where you want to go, quickly, and close enough to a big city if one so choses.

I moved here from New York where churches have become oddities and even museums in some cases. At Washington’s core is faith. The churches are full on Sunday’s and religion touches almost everyones that lives here, in one form or fashion. “God” is not a four letter word here or just another expression with “Oh My” in front of it.

Volunteerism is also at the heart of this community. Both traits: faith and volunteerism are fundamental ingredients for vibrant and successful communities.

For example, our Fire Department sets the bar for volunteer organizations. It never ceases to amaze me what pride our volunteer firemen take in their jobs and willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice each time they answer the call.

I believe Mayor Stratman has been at the core of many of these changes and deserves a certain amount of credit for some of the improvements. I may not agree with all of his uses of our money, but thank God we live in a country that allows for disagreement.

Guy W. Midkiff

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Published in: on February 4, 2008 at 11:13 am  Leave a Comment  

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