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Everyone Should Have a Neighbor Like Mrs. Finch

Dear Source:
"On Island Profile; Magda Maggie Finch" After reading this article on Mrs. Finch, I felt very impressed to leave a positive reaction.
My name is Mostin C. Williams and I now reside in the city of Tampa, Florida after leaving the island in 2006 because of medical reasons. Living next to Magda Finch for over 15 years in the neighborhood from since I was five years old, Maggie was like a second mom to me. She somewhat contributed to my up-bringing for the person I am today. As a young boy growing up along with my two brothers, being next door was always a fun and adventurous place to be because her doors swang on the hinges of welcome. It was almost like an amusement park with lots of things to do, like playing games with her kids, running around the yard that had multiple fruit trees we enjoyed climbing. Our families lived together like typical neighbors that looked out for each other and made positive influence on our young lives as we get older.
Mrs. Finch will always give my mother advice and remedies when we were sick. As mentioned in the article, she was a real sport fanatic especially in tennis, she also had a green thumb when it comes to landscaping. She also passed on her expertise in caring for the lawn henceforth hiring me and giving me the responsibility to care for it. At times after a hard days work, I would stare at the landscape from the other side of the fence and it will resemble the looks of a Gulf Coast. Although it was hard work as a young teenager, it was a steppingstone to move me forward in life with responsibility. I am not surprise with all the accolades mentioned about Maggie in this article. I'm very grateful to had such a wonderful caring neighbor like Mrs. Finch which I think should be everybody's neighbor in the community.
Mostin C. Williams
Tampa, Florida

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Dear Source:
"On Island Profile; Magda Maggie Finch" After reading this article on Mrs. Finch, I felt very impressed to leave a positive reaction.
My name is Mostin C. Williams and I now reside in the city of Tampa, Florida after leaving the island in 2006 because of medical reasons. Living next to Magda Finch for over 15 years in the neighborhood from since I was five years old, Maggie was like a second mom to me. She somewhat contributed to my up-bringing for the person I am today. As a young boy growing up along with my two brothers, being next door was always a fun and adventurous place to be because her doors swang on the hinges of welcome. It was almost like an amusement park with lots of things to do, like playing games with her kids, running around the yard that had multiple fruit trees we enjoyed climbing. Our families lived together like typical neighbors that looked out for each other and made positive influence on our young lives as we get older.
Mrs. Finch will always give my mother advice and remedies when we were sick. As mentioned in the article, she was a real sport fanatic especially in tennis, she also had a green thumb when it comes to landscaping. She also passed on her expertise in caring for the lawn henceforth hiring me and giving me the responsibility to care for it. At times after a hard days work, I would stare at the landscape from the other side of the fence and it will resemble the looks of a Gulf Coast. Although it was hard work as a young teenager, it was a steppingstone to move me forward in life with responsibility. I am not surprise with all the accolades mentioned about Maggie in this article. I'm very grateful to had such a wonderful caring neighbor like Mrs. Finch which I think should be everybody's neighbor in the community.
Mostin C. Williams
Tampa, Florida

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to visource@gmail.com.