I was visiting Marietta this past 2014 Mother's Day weekend for a special event hosted by Washington State Community College. The event was a special virtuoso classical guitar musician Ana Vidovic a graduate of well-known Peabody music institution Baltimore, Md., and a native of Croatia. What an outstanding event! The community at the college were genuinely kind very warm and most welcoming to me a stranger traveling from the East. The campus and its surrounding region is so beautiful! I was walking around the community and meandering hills for miles and became lost, yet Don Becker and his wife both took care of me and offered me a ride back to the college! I was three miles away on foot ... dress shoes mind you! Mr. Becker, a longtime local offered me a ride back and to buy me an iced tea, being that I was dehydrated and in need of hydration. Later, Don and I became friends knowing we both served our great nation within the United States Marine Corps! What a wonderful experience I encountered within your small yet very loving town of Marietta. I have made various lasting friends and look forward to extending the kindness and love each has provided me if ever travelling within my community nestled along the great Lake Erie.