I recently had contact with five Osceola citizens whom I did not know. The contact concerned, what used to be, the First Presbyterian Church of Osceola on Fillmore Street. The reason for my inquiry was because in the early 1960’s (I was 5 years old) my grandfather was the pastor at that church. Now that my wife and I are retired we thought it would be nice to revisit the church and town just for old times sake, even though my wife has never been to Osceola. We live in Pella so it is a relatively short drive.
The preceding paragraph is not the subject of this letter, however. The subject of he letter is the five Osceola citizens who were examples of caring, helping and courtesy. All five went above and beyond my requests about the church. If they know about the church they would share what they knew as if in a conversation with an old friend. If they did not know they referred me to others who might know. Some even researched my inquiry and called me back with new information. Who does these kind things? Apparently the citizens of Osceola, Iowa.
We live in a worked that, at times, is chaotic at best. Our time is spread so thinly it is a miracle we get anything done. It is easy to get caught up in the rat race of life that seems to focus our attention to the bad and crazy. I’m guessing we have all been there. To these five citizens, I will refer to as angels, thank you for restoring my faith in humanity by your kind words and actions. Osceola is blessed to have citizens such as yourselves.