Turn the Page — We Bid Farewell to Mid-Missouri; Hello to Indiana


The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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, we’ll be — to quote the old song — “back home again in Indiana”.

Three of Sharon’s sisters and their mother live in southern Indiana. I’ve got cousins in Terre Haute and Indianapolis, and my dad’s side of the family arrived on the banks of the Wabash around 1820. So there’s a long history on both sides of the family in Indiana. Once we settle, we look forward to visiting living relatives and ancestors who’ve passed on.

It is a sad parting. I’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 years’ 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.

I’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.

Don’t know where we’ll be working or living yet. We’re stepping out on faith here. I’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!)

1 comment on “Turn the Page — We Bid Farewell to Mid-Missouri; Hello to Indiana

  1. John

    Derek and Sharon,

    All the best to you as you head back home. May the strains of Jim Nabors at the Indy 500 fill your ears as you move!

    Blessings to you both,


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