It has been 2-1/2 years since my wife and I moved from Payson to Bend to be near family. Even though I was not born there, I will always call Payson my hometown.
Just a short while ago I had another reminder of just how special Payson is. As I picked up my mail here in Bend, I found a handmade post card from a child in school, thanking me for my service to my, and their, country. What made this even more special, is it had been addressed to my former home in Payson and written on the edge was "Forwarded by your friendly carrier."
I do not know who it was, but it made me feel great that they took the time to see where I was and send it on.
I pray that part of Payson will never change.
Hoby Heron, Bend, Ore.