A lot has changed over the past year. Chuck’s and Galway Market closed, a new firehouse was built, and for a whole year I was not at the keyboard typing out my observations of the good that see in the people and organizations of Galway.
I had to take a breather to get things ready for retirement. On May 1st, I enjoyed my first day of retirement from the Post Office after 30 years. In once sense, I’m not retired at all. I still am the pastor of the Bible Baptist Church which leaves plenty of work to do and I am going to be able to devote more time to it, which means more time for the community of Galway at large and not just the church.
With Chuck’s and Galway Market closed, I lost two great distribution points for Life in Galway. Copies just flew out of those places! However, other locations have opened up to make it available (Cock n’ Bull, Justin’s Pizza, Village Pizzeria, laundry mat, liquor store next to Justin’s, Galway Town Hall, Early Birds, and golf course), as well as the old standby’s such as the bank, the Post Office, and Village Home and Garden.
I hope you enjoy this edition. It features two Galway residents, Florence Reedy and Michael Claypool, as well as the proposed new building for the library.
The next issue (# 25 – Summer 2017) should be out in August.
I’m grateful for all the readers who kept asking if they’d ever see a Life in Galway again. Well, here it is!
Wayne R. Brandow, editor and writer
Just click this link. 24 – Life in Galway, Spring 2017, Issue Twenty-Four