Dear Editor,

It has been a wonderful ride so far.  My wife and I retired this year. Our first order of business was to relocate from Bettendorf, Iowa after 30 years and five children to live in Decorah. We picked Decorah for our retirement home because we have always really enjoyed visiting this area along with the amenities.  

The move went exceptionally smooth despite the pandemic.  Now we to want to give a big shout out to our new neighbors and the other townsfolk that we have met. They are outstanding ambassadors for this friendly city. Our neighbors have been most welcoming, looking out for our best interest, and continue to provide us with a wealth of information.  

I am not kidding; they made this adjustment in our lives so easy to tackle. We love and appreciate the light conversations, surplus garden produce, insights on shopping and sightseeing tidbits. Melody and I will not forget this comforting nature. Thank you Decorah, and especially for our new neighbors.  

Mike & Melody Coffey