We Gather Together …

… or, this year, apart.

But no matter where we are — and no matter how tough this year has been — it’s time to give thanks.

I am thankful to be surrounded by wonderful friends and a fantastic family. In trying times, there is nothing more important.

I am thankful to live in a beautiful, supportive town. I am thankful our resources are so bountiful, and our residents so generous and kind.

I am thankful that 2020 is nearly over. No one knows what 2021 will bring. But the “06880” community — in-person in Westport, and online all over the world — is strong. We will lift each other up. We will carry each other along. We will get through whatever the world throws at us.

And next Thanksgiving, we will gather, once again, all together.

Westport illustrator Stevan Dohanos’ “Saturday Evening Post” cover, 1941. Two weeks later, the US entered World War II.

19 responses to “We Gather Together …

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Dan

  2. I am thankful for you and 06880! You bring warmth and compassion to your articles and remind us why Westport is such a great place to live. This has been even more appreciated in 2020. Thank you for all you do and Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Thank YOU, Dan for 06880!

  4. Thanks, Dan. You keep us connected! Happy Thanksgiving.
    The Porios

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you Dan and all who read and contribute . Your blog has provided a great forum for this amazing, wonderful, passionate town. I am thankful to have been blessed to live here since 1989, raise our kids here , watch one of them get married in our backyard this summer , and be able to be of service to our community . We gather together in smaller numbers , but with big hearts . Much love , Lisa

  6. Totally agree, Dan.

    Thank YOU!

  7. Luisa Francoeur

    Thank you, Dan, for your dedication to all things Westport and for the local information that we find on your blog. You highlight what makes Westport special and your readers learn about our fellow residents.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you !

  8. Barbara Sherburne '67

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dan, to you and your family and friends!!! I remain mystified at your ability to write so much every day (and you never miss a day) and to keep all of us informed and also entertained from time to time, often with amusing photos, such as entitled drivers. Those never get old. But I also love your selections such as Stevan Dohanos’ Saturday Evening Post’s cover. Stay healthy and keep up the outstanding work that you do.

  9. Well said Dan. Much to be thankful for in this fine town. Lots of caring people who truly try to make the world a better place. Keep up the good work

  10. Roseann Spengler

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dan and thank you for your superior reporting.

  11. I am thankful for your continuing support to our town, and your intelligent .rue and fun reporting

    • Margaret Rynshall

      Another thankful reader here, Dan. Can’t imagine what I’d do without 06880! Also thanks for the Arlo Guthrie nod. It’s a perfect tradition.

  12. above typo, the word is ‘true.’

  13. Happy Thanksgiving, Dan. I’m grateful for many things, but one of them is 06880, which is the first thing I read every morning (and during the day). I hope the coming year brings you happiness and good health.

  14. Thanks to all, for all the good wishes. This is turning out to be a wonderful holiday!

  15. Happy Thanksgiving- indeed grateful for this incredible town and for you! Thank you!!

  16. Laurie Goldberg

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dan. I am utterly grateful for 06880 and appreciate all the togetherness you create for the community!

  17. Carl Addison Swanson

    Indeed, Happy Thanksgiving. Doesn’t seem the same without the Greenwich-Staples Turkey Bowl but when I get down, I think of the sacrifices made by our citizens during WWII and they made it four years. We can beat this.

  18. Just chiming in here, but yes, thank you, Dan.

    You’re a harmonizing force in this community at a time when we really need it.