I would like to take a moment to congratulate Gerald Hesseltine on his recent retirement from State Farm Insurance. Gerald was not only my coach in Junior High School; he was my State Farm Agent many years ago.
For the past 11 years, he has also been my fellow agent within State Farm. When attending meetings as a new agent, it was always nice to see a familiar face that had known me for years.
He would always give me that familiar grin and a welcoming handshake. I would like to say thank you, Gerald, for being my coach, my welcoming friend in the early days, and my colleague in the insurance industry.
I would also like to congratulate Rita on her new career at the courthouse. She has been an invaluable asset to the agency for many years and will be greatly missed by the folks within State Farm Insurance. I have always admired and tried to emulate her true compassion and caring for her clients.
It is my distinct pleasure to be able to wish them both much joy and happiness in their new endeavors. Warmest regards.