Letter to the Editor: Thank You, Door County!

I am moving to Vero Beach, FL in April and with me, Lucy A. Roske, LLC, also relocates. This is a private-duty geriatric case management practice with multi-state licensure, bonding, and insurance. Continued connections with Door County caregivers may allow me to be helpful with needed in-home elder services; just call (talk/text: 920.421.0516). However, before leaving, there are memories to rehash – and more to make! That is why I am teaming up with the good folks at Door County Bakery, hosting a “Goodbye Gathering of Gratefulness” between 12pm and 3pm on Saturday, April 13th. Come join.

My first visit to Door County was when I married Rick Wylie in 1989 at Ephraim Moravian Church. The steeple bell ringer happened to be Scottie Weborg – the kind gentleman many know. From Lake Superior to Lake Michigan via a circuitous route: I grew up on a 9-mile stretch of beach (Park Point) on Lake Superior in Duluth, MN.

In moving to Door County, I had unknowingly hit the jackpot. It gave me the year-round beauty of changing seasons plus a welcoming and accepting community. I’ve had a diverse career over the years and am so grateful to have found lasting friendships at each, including specialty outdoors retail (The Boat House, Nicolet Beach Concessions, Bayshore Outfitters); artists’ representation (Art League, Edgewood, Tria, Hardy Gallery, authorized agent for IsAbel Beaudoin); “Sunday salesgirl” making bloomin’ buddies at Jerry’s Flowers; and last but not least, health care – first trained by Scand and working at Scand as a nurse aide then trained through NWTC as an RN (working at Hearthside, Aurora, and Shepherd of the Bay). I owe a debit of thanks for my many, many mentors and colleagues who gave me help and a hand up, plus provided opportunity for valuable life experiences and priceless friendships! Thank you.

I am told Vero Beach has the vibe of our Door County, only a bit bigger scale. May it be so. Go well friends.

Lucy Roske

Sister Bay, Wis.