Happy Thanksgiving, 2019

In 1941, The Saturday Evening Post published Westport artist Stevan Dohanos’ Thanksgiving cover.

A few years later Dohanos produced this illustration, titled simply “Thanksgiving.” The house was a red gingerbread, at 55 Long Lots Road.

That home still stands — though it’s been remodeled. Much else has changed in Westport over the years too.

And much has not.

On this Thanksgiving Day 2019, “06880” wishes all our readers — in this zip code, or far away — a happy, healthy and heartfelt holiday.

As we count our blessings, I’ll start with this:

I am truly grateful for each and every reader. You make our community — online and off — one of the liveliest, most robust, most fulfilling and fun — on earth.

26 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving, 2019

  1. Thanks, Dan, for both those covers….especially the first one is over the top wonderful.

  2. Charles Taylor

    Thanks to you Dan for keeping this Westporter in the loop. Your daily posts bring all of us far flung Westporters abreast of daily life in “Our Town.” Love from the Bluegrass contingent.
    Best and Happy Thanksgiving,
    Charlie Taylor 1958-66
    Fran Taylor 1958-75

    • Thank YOU for being part of our community. Keep those comments and memories coming. And give my best to Fran, of course. I love the Taylors!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family also
    The swift family
    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Vanessa Bradford

    Happy Thanksgiving Dan and kudos for all you do. As always, you rock!

  5. Thank you Dan!! Happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

  6. Michael Calise

    Best to you Dan! May your bounty be as great as that you give to us!

  7. Barbara Sherburne, '67

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dan. I love both of those illustrations!

  8. Dorothy Robertshaw

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Dan and thank you so much for your wonderful posting and writings love The Robertshaw Family ❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


  9. Thanks dan for all you do!


  10. Happy Thanksgiving, Dan. Grateful for all you do to keep us informed and entertained.

  11. Doris Levinson

    Thank you Dan for 06880—your marvelous gift to our community. Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving Dan! I am thankful for this wonderful Town we are so fortunate to live in, most definitely including YOU and your 06880 that brings us all together.

  13. Dan — Thank you, and our best wishes to you for a Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. Dan…a big AMEN for all you do for all of us…all the time. xoxo

  15. Thank you, Dan, for helping us all rise above the divisions around us and hold to our sense of community and mutual respect.

  16. Happy Thanksgiving, Dan. You continue to be the voice of Westport and for that I am thankful.

  17. Ann Chernow and Martin West

    And to you too, we give thanks for many things including your column! Love from Ann and Martin

  18. Roseann Spengler

    Thank you Dan for all of the info and fun. Happy Thanksgiving from one of your fans.

  19. Thank YOU, everyone. i am so fortunate to do what I love, in a place that I love. I am truly grateful!

  20. Wendy Kramer Posner

    I’m sure I speak for many far-flung/transplanted Westporters – Dan, thanks for keeping us in touch through 06880! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  21. Thank you, Dan. Thank you for allowing me to stay connected to Westport via 06880. The 06880 Community is indeed fun, lively, robust and always entertaining. Happy Thanksgiving All.

  22. Chuck Greenlee

    Thanks Dan for your broad and interesting coverage town events! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  23. Dan — thanks so much for your wonderful blog. Even though I live a mere half mile from Westport, I still feel like I’m part of the community and you are one of the reasons why. Westport is a vibrant, exciting town and I hope you keep posting all the wonderful things it has to offer. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday season.

  24. Dan, thank you for all you do. Happy Thanksgiving.

  25. Dear Dan,
    Thank you for your gift of writing, and for sharing that gift with us daily. We appreciate how generously you educate. Cordially, Stacie C. & Family