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Mokena Patch Editor Quotes Trooper in Farewell Column

Caroline Evans' final Editor's Notebook column leaves readers wondering, 'Couldn't she have chosen a more famous/more relevant/better band?' Others just ask 'who?'

 When Abraham Lincoln bade farewell to Springfield to assume the Presidency in 1861, his short speech was full of sadness. And it stands to reason: Goodbyes are rough. They can be emotional. They can even be tearful.

But I'm no Abraham Lincoln. I am, however, a huge music nerd. So rather than quote Mr. Lincoln's succinct erudition to summarize my feelings about leaving Mokena Patch, I will instead quote Canadian 1970s arena-rock group Trooper: We're here for a good time, not a long time.

And I have to say, my short stay in Mokena has been a good time. I want to thank everyone who met with me at the start, who showed a genuine interest in what we are all about and who gave up some of their valuable time to answer questions and throw some light on the issues we covered. The community of hospitable, tight-knit, concerned citizens made it easy for me to both make a home and a profession here. In fact, it made me realize how much I miss my own hometown of Houston, where I will continue to pursue journalism starting in May.

Mokena Patch will continue. We will have fill-in editors taking the helm over the next few weeks until a permanent editor is in place. I've included their contact information below.

Thanks again, Mokena. And in the words of those long-haired, maple-leaf-sporting rockers: Have a good time. The sun can't shine every day.

Mokena Patch's fill-in editors:

BRIDGETTE OUTTEN (April 25 to 30)

(773) 459.6901 bridgette@bridgetteoutten.com

JESSE MARX (May 2 to May 7)

(708) 925-7064  jessemichaelmarx@gmail.com

Mattie Evans April 22, 2011 at 01:22 PM
Good one!
Bridgette Outten April 22, 2011 at 03:49 PM
Great job, Caroline! We will miss you around here :-)
Caroline Evans April 22, 2011 at 04:00 PM
Thanks, Bridgette! You guys will do a great job with the site, I know it!
Renita Young April 22, 2011 at 06:26 PM
Definitely going to miss you partner! Stay in touch =)
Caroline Evans April 22, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Thanks, Renita! We'll always have "Beat It."
Amanda Luevano (Editor) April 22, 2011 at 06:47 PM
Best of luck, Caroline!
Caroline Evans April 22, 2011 at 06:58 PM
Thank you, Amanda!
Ben Feldheim (Editor) April 22, 2011 at 07:17 PM
Thank you for all of the help you've given, and for being a great music geek companion. You'll continue to do really awesome things.

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