Too much time has passed; I should have written much sooner. I wanted to comment on Barre. It has a beautiful new look, but the heart and soul are still the same, as demonstrated in simple little things that mean so very much.
I was in People’s United Bank and wasn’t feeling well. One of the employees offered me his arm, walked me out to my ride, opened the car door, made sure I was okay, then carefully shut the door.
As I was thanking him, he made a comment I’ll never forget: “We take care of our people.” He was wonderful. I’ve told this story, and everyone says “chivalry isn’t dead!” But it’s more than that. I walk in the door, and am greeted by name!
The folks at People’s United are professional and real people who treat me like a real person.
I am proud to call Barre my hometown.
I thank all the businesses, too many to name, that make this a great place to do business.