Loving ‘The Millstream’ newspaper features

Dear Editor,
The articles on the Millstream pages are always illuminating and enjoyable—the piece on the Mill Pond bed and breakfast and its cordial innkeepers was especially so (“Innkeepers reflect on B&B ‘way of life,’” July 5).
I learned much from Phil Custodio’s insightful article that also reaffirmed the special charm of Clarkston.
The gracious and convivial Joan and Buck Kopietz have presided for well more than 20 years over one of north Oakland County’s treasured establishments. With Joan’s magnificent cooking and their knack of always being the perfect hosts, they have been the consummate good will ambassadors for Clarkston. No surprise that so many of their guests have reversed roles and invited the Kopietz couple to visit them in faraway lands.
Both Joan and Buck Kopietz have so many stories to share and they tell them so well. Buck proved that three years ago by authoring a chapter, along with many Clarkston authors, in the book, “ONE CUP AT A TIME: Why a Gaggle of Geezers Gathers Every Monday Morning to Solve the World’s Problems.”
After the Kopietzs gracefully transition from their charming Mill Pond Inn, perhaps they will have time to share more of their fascinating stories in a book of their own. It would surely be a meaningful legacy for a town they have enriched in so many ways in their nearly 45 years here.
Bill Haney
Brandon Township