For 26 years, I have recounted great moments in your lives and in that of the Forge. I have adored every moment — it has truly been a labor of love. Although those years haven't felt long, a quarter of a century is a long time. It is, I feel, the perfect time to bid farewell to you, my friends. How often I will remember the delight I had in writing about our fun times at the community picnics, association meetings, block parties, school events, etc. I will cherish these memories and our close friendships, which will continue. I have certainly chronicled the tenures of numerous Rodgers Forge Community Association presidents and witnessed many changes in the Forge.