Wow! What a blow to the Hermes family, not to mention the surrounding communities.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the family members, Mike and Joe in particular. I went to school with their older brother, Jim, who tragically died in a combination explosion-fire at the old O.E. Meyer. He was a super person and a genuine loss to all who knew him.
I personally do not know the older brother who runs the dairy farm, but I do know the work ethic of this family, having worked around Mike and Joe for almost 20 years. This family could teach all of us the value of a hard day’s work and they come no finer.
The pictures on the front page of the Sandusky Register, Feb. 6, saddened me. I hope the older brothers do not give up, as it will not be easy. As neighbors and friends, here is where we do our part. I hope that everyone in the community steps up to help keep this family farm going with any type of support.
Finally, to the entire Hermes family