Happy Thanksgiving, 2021

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 2021, “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.

Thank you for all you do, for all of us. Enjoy the day.

And — if you haven’t done it yet — get your vaccine, and booster shot!

23 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving, 2021

  1. Charlie Taylor

    Happy Holidays Dan!!! You make the Westport world we lived in go ‘round!

  2. May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey be plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    Have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    And your pies take the prize,
    And may your Thanksgiving dinner
    Stay off of your thighs!

  3. Beth Berkowitz

    Thanks for all of your posts and keeping 06880 so well informed and mostly upbeat and positive! Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a healthy return for the world! Like Dan says, get your vaccines for Covid and booster as well as the flu shot and anything else that’s recommended by your doctor and the CDC.

  4. Dan, Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your readers. My wife told me to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes, and writing Thanksgiving poems, but I told her I couldn’t quit cold turkey!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Thank you for “06880!”

  6. Patricia McMahon

    Much Gratitude for you Dan, and wishing you and all a very
    Happy Thanksgiving ✨✨✨✨
    PS… Booster is scheduled for tomorrow!!!

  7. Back at ya ‼️🙏🦃

  8. Thank you Dan for 06880. It is the first thing I read each morning!

  9. Dan — Happy Thanksgiving to you, and thank you for all do for the community.


    Joining the growing chorus, Dan! Thank you for being one of Westport’s beating hearts!

  11. Thankyou, Dan, for helping to bring us al together

  12. Danny, Im Thankful we have been friends for more than 50 years!

    • Ssssshhhhh … don’t give away any secrets! Seriously, thanks to all for the kind wishes. It is my honor and privilege to do what I do!

  13. Michael Don Sullivan

    …thank you Dan, for keeping me connected to Westport from Brattleboro VT! Happy Thanksgiving to you! Michael Sullivan

  14. Roseann Spengler

    And to you, Dan. Thank you so very much for how hard you work to make 06880 a gift to the community.

  15. Dan,
    Thank You for all that you do, I always enjoy your writing and everything you feature! You are a real gem! Be Well and Best Wishes to you for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

  16. Ellen Dale Naftalin

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Dan from Ellen and Mark.

  17. Elaine Barry lived in that house for years. She was an American actress and was briefly married to John Barrymore.

  18. Happy Thanksgiving, Dan! We appreciate all you and are a hero to us all!!

  19. David A Cleveland

    Dan although we are polar opposite I admire you work. Happy Thanksgiving

    • Dan is honest, hard-working, and compassionate. He’s intelligent and creative. Are you really the opposite of all that because not only do you say that you’re opposite him, you’re saying that you’re polar opposite which implies totality!

  20. Happy belated Thanksgiving to you also Dan! We are thankful for you! Peace and blessings throughout the holidays.

  21. Bob Weingarten

    Does anyone know which post magazine, but date, that the Thanksgiving gingerbread house was posted.