My husband and I have been Gloucester residents now for almost 2.5 years and I can’t say enough not only how much we love it here for all the obvious reasons but also how thoughtful, unselfish and helpful people are. Just this past Tuesday I had yet another great experience of generosity. I’m a mosaic artist and I realized the mirror part of a mosaic mirror I needed to bring to the cape that very night for a customer was scratched. So I ran up to Banner Glass on Pond Road and the woman there said unfortunately there was no one there to cut a piece of mirror for me. But she’s thoughtful enough to recommended another glass merchant in town, Al’s Glass on Main Street. I run down there and meet Al who couldn’t have been nicer. So I got to meet someone who’s had a Gloucester business for 47 years and chat with him which was the best thing. Then he takes time to find just the right mirror which he cuts and in the end won’t take any money for it!
And I had a similar experience at The Building Center a couple of months ago when I needed a piece of plywood and they cut it right away and said "no charge". And of course many many other wonderful people like EJ for example who has taken the time to give me much encouragement and guidance as a new artist in town.
All these people are role models and I will do my best to "pay it forward".