TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And both that morning equally lay
I shall be telling this with a sigh
By DEREK P. GILBERT
November 15, 2007
WELL, we’ve reached the end of a life chapter. Health issues with a couple members of our family require that Sharon and I pull up stakes and relocate. Within the next couple of weeks, weâ€™ll be â€” to quote the old song â€” â€œback home again in Indianaâ€.
Three of Sharonâ€™s sisters and their mother live in southern Indiana. Iâ€™ve got cousins in Terre Haute and Indianapolis, and my dadâ€™s side of the family arrived on the banks of the Wabash around 1820. So thereâ€™s a long history on both sides of the family in Indiana. Once we settle, we look forward to visiting living relatives and ancestors whoâ€™ve passed on.
It is a sad parting. Iâ€™d tried for nearly two years to get back into radio after a more than a decade of selling steel pipe, and the management at The Eagle 93.9 gave me that chance in spite of my long layoff and the fact that nearly all of my prior twelve yearsâ€™ radio experience was in music formats. I will always be grateful for the opportunity and proud of what our team has accomplished over the last 16 months.
Iâ€™ve made good friends here, both at The Eagle 93.9 and in the community. I will miss you. But family responsibilities must come first and so we have to go.
Donâ€™t know where weâ€™ll be working or living yet. Weâ€™re stepping out on faith here. Iâ€™ll let you know when I do.
(PID Radio will continue of course, although it might be off and on until we get resettled — with a consistent internet connection. Please, keep us in your prayers regarding that!)