After four years and 1,143 posts, it’s time for me to say so long. This will be my last post on Wallyhood.
I’ve had an awesome four years writing for Wallyhood, and I owe most of that awesomeness to Jordan, who created the best forum for having a virtual over-the-fence chat. In the 16 years I’ve lived in Wallingford, I’ve never felt more connected to the neighborhood and Jordan really fostered that connection by giving me the opportunity to contribute to the blog. Not only is he an outstanding writer and mentor, he’s also a master mixologist (think Dick’s milkshake + Cointreau along with the Fanta Blue Slurpee pairing with Kale and Collard Greens) and his signature Wallyhood honey is the stuff over which angels in heaven weep.
I also want to say thank you to all of you in the neighborhood for reading, for commenting, and at times, for setting me straight.
I’ve made some great friendships and acquaintances along the way, and I want to specifically give a shout-out to Kathleen Cromp, Paul “Brownie” Brown, Chris Kirchoff, Kimberly Christiansen, Barb Burrill, and to Luna, all who taught me by their shining examples of how to be a better neighbor, a better writer, and in many instances, who kept me in the know!
You may “read” me every once in awhile on Wallyhood, but otherwise, I’ll see you around the neighborhood!
[Jordan here: Margaret has been half the Wallyhood team for almost its entire history, it's not going to be the same without her here. I want to say thank you, Margaret, for the great writing, your reporting, ideas, and camaraderie. I'm not sure how I'm going to do it without you.
Really, I'm not.
This seems like an opportune time to say to everyone in Wallingford that if you would like to contribute, you are very welcome. There's so much going on in our neighborhood that keeping track of it all, much less writing up semi-cogent posts about them in a timely manner, is more than one person can hope to keep up with.
If there's something happening that you'd like to share, if you want to exercise your writing muscles, if there's a topic or opinion you think needs the attention of your neighborhoods, please let write me at email@example.com. One article or many, all levels of involvement are welcome. We've got some shoes to fill!
Also, so you don't get spooked out, Margaret has written a couple pieces that are scheduled to run later this week, so if you see 'em, that's why.]