This will be short and sweet. I don't like long goodbyes. In fact I don't even like short goodbyes. I prefer a "see-ya'-later", or "until next time". In the past couple days I've found myself saying more often, "We WILL see each other again!" in a rising, high-pitched, oh-my-goodness-I'm-about-to-cry pitch. If some people don't make it down to our new home for a visit, we'll eventually be back in The States, which will make it easier for visiting, going either way.
Red Deer, you've been a really good home to us. You've provided a wonderful school for our boys to attend, great sports to watch and play, and life-long friends. Thank you. You won't be forgotten.