I Have A Friend
I have a friend in Maine. He and his wife have been friends of my wife and I since we met in the Air Force while stationed at Plattsburgh AFB, New York. I’m sending this letter to let the people of Maine know just what kind of people André and Flossie Bernier are. As members of the Air Force and friends afterward we shared many easy and hard times. They have been recognized as extended family members since the mid '70’s, and all six of my kids love them dearly.
July of last year André and Flossie took a working vacation and came to Corsicana, Texas, to help us build a cabin. Help is a relative word. They not only supplied much of the material, but did a major portion of the work. A financial crisis had left my wife and I trying to build a place to live, a stick at a time. Needless to say we were not very far along. They brought material from 2,500 miles to Texas to get us started. Well, inside of a week we had a cabin up. This is an ongoing project, but we are getting close to the finish. We expect to move into the cabin by this December.
I write this because I believe that these two individuals are indicative of the people we have met in the Bethel and Locke Mills area. I have tried for many years to express my gratitude and love for these two and I am hoping that this letter will accomplish that fact while letting the people in the area know what their neighbors are all about.
Michael and Nancy Antonelli