Taken from a recent communication from Merwyn sent regarding the 35th anniversary:
“Linda and I loved living and ministering in Vermont and New England so much that we would gladly have paid someone for the privilige of serving there. I once said this to an unhappy US-2’er who had been appointed by the then Home Mission Board to serve in Vermont. He replied with, “You can’t expect everyone to have the same feeling that you do about Vermont.” He disliked living in Vermont so much that he had actually counted the number of cloudy days in Vermont since he came!
We appreciated the history and natural beauty of Vermont and the independent spirit and generosity of her people. We indeed were priviliged to live and minister there for 36 years. And though we are no longer physically there, Vermont will always remain in our hearts.”