As I get older I seem to get a more and more passioate about the meaning of Thanksgiving. In my early adult life it was about working and making money and being able to provide for my family. As time progressed and I grew to be a husband and father I realized that this time of year is for being thankful for what I have and how I got there. I've been lucky to have had some great jobs and lived in a time that a lot of history has happened. I'm not happy for the history of some events but they happened and I have to be thankful to be able to say I was here or I was there when this happened. My family has always been supportive and I have been able to stay close to my family. My sister describes our family as a " Very loving and close, but communication disfunctual" family. We try to stay in touch,some more than others however sometimes it's tough. Usually we get together on Christmas Eve at my brothers house for a party. We travel the farthest and have fun doing it. We don't get to see our grandkids all that often but we do at Christmas. I know that all of our kids (3) love us and miss us as we do them. I am grateful for all my friends in my life. I consider friends I haven't met but do converse with on social media as part of this Thanks.
I am very grateful for this forum and being allowed to be a part of it. I have had the pleasure of talking to and being apart of some transactions here and haven't yet met a member here I don't like. I would like to meet several of those on here that I interact with and maybe some day I will. Until then I have to imagine in my mind how all of you look and hope that when you do the same for me you are generous in your imagining what I look like (LOL) , I read things on here and I feel privledged to have been allowed to see a little into your lives and your passions of not only this hobby (or Disease as my wife calls it) but you other hobbies, likes and dislikes and a small view of your world. It does mean something to me.
From our family to yours I would like to say May You and Your Family have a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving where ever you are. For those of you who have family members or friends in the millitary and their families I hope you take a minute to to give thanks to them for all that they do and what they have sacrificed.
May God Bless You All. Roger.