'Thank you, Port Angeles' — a letter to the editor about 'the honest and good citizenship displayed by Port Angeles'

‘Thank you, Port Angeles’ — a letter to the editor about ‘the honest and good citizenship displayed by Port Angeles’

A WONDERFUL LETTER to the editor [it will be published by the PDN in Tuesday’s print edition]:

MY FAMILY AND I were fortunate enough to visit your beautiful [Port Angeles] a couple of weeks ago.

We arrived on the Victoria ferry after having spent some time in Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

After talking with the very helpful staff at the visitor center, we made our plans for the day.

It started with a delicious lunch at the New Day Eatery, an organic and healthy lunch spot near the ferry crossing. My kids loved its juice shooters, and we loved the nice people we met.

We then headed off toward Lake Crescent to do some hiking and exploring. It was a wonderful day.

Unfortunately, as we were heading to Seattle, I noticed my wallet was missing. Somehow, it must have fallen out of my pocket sometime during the day.

I figured I’d never see my wallet or its contents again.

Boy, was I wrong.

When we arrived home, I received a letter from your Police Department advising me that it had my wallet. Several days later, it arrived in the mail.

Not only were all of my credit cards still in the wallet, all of the cash was in there as well.

While I was unable to learn who turned the wallet in, I was stunned by the honesty and good citizenship displayed by Port Angeles.

My faith in humanity is restored.

So, thank you, Port Angeles.

Quite clearly, living among some of the most gorgeous vistas and mountains imaginable has made you friendly, honest and honorable human beings.

My wife and I look forward to coming back one day to Olympic National Park and your majestic city.

When we do, the first round of juice shooters will be on us.

John M. Wirtshafter,

Cleveland, Ohio

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