Our community brings to mind a quote of my maternal grandmother. "Happiness shared is happiness multiplied. Sorrow shared is sorrow divided." Whichever situation are are in, I hope it is true for you today.
This society, I am informed, celebrates two occasions, the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving Day. On the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence; on Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence ... because on the Fourth of July we boast of what we have done, and on Thanksgiving Day we feel grateful for what we have received ... On the Fourth of July the eagle seems a little larger than it does on any other day, and its scream may grate more harshly on the foreign ear than it does at any other time. But on this day we cultivate reverence and express our appreciation of those blessings that have come to our country without the thought or aid of Americans.
- William Jennings Bryan in London, November 26, 1903 (Thanksgiving Day) 117 years ago today
Happy Thanksgiving, Crossports. And even though we have not had much of the normal to discussion, thanks to all of you for being a small slice of near normalcy in a year where everyone has borne some level of pain, burden, and sacrifice born from the shared experience of COVID.