An “06880” Thank You

Yesterday’s “06880” was devoted to gratitude from our readers. You gave thanks for family, friends, health, the beauty and community of Westport, and the opportunity to live in the United States of America.

Today it’s my turn.

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.

We may not always agree. We may have different views on everything from trees to Trump.

But whatever we talk about — the downtown of yesterday, the homes of today, the Saugatuck of tomorrow — we do so with the common bond of community.

Westport illustrator Stevan Dohanos’ “Saturday Evening Post” cover, Thanksgiving 1941 — 81 years ago.

We are all Westporters, of some type. Something brought us here: to this town, and this corner of cyberspace. Both are places that mean something to us. Something keeps us tied to this town, and this site.

As we look around the planet — the only one we’ve got — we realize we’ve got it pretty damn good.

Thank you for being part of “06880.” Enjoy the day, wherever in town or the world you happen to be.

28 responses to “An “06880” Thank You

  1. Thank you Dan for all that you do for our community and our little piece of this fragile world.

  2. Katherine Gabbay

    I wanted to thank you for keeping me informed an enlightened. You provide such a wonderful service to our community!

  3. Dan, you do a great job. Thank you!

  4. I am grateful to 06880 for keeping me at 05255 well informed about all things Westport.

  5. Vanessa Bradford

    From next door in Fairfield, best to you Dan and Happy Thanksgiving . As always, you rock!

  6. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving, Dan!

  7. John & Kathy Brandt

    Well done young man.

  8. Dan, thank you for all you do. You exemplify what Westport is all about, for all people. Have a wonderful, enjoyable and thoughtful holiday.

  9. Our day is never complete until we read 06880DanWoog and whatever the folks in the blog neighborhood/community are writing about! I call it our daily visit to the virtual town square that you have created- to see whatever is happening and what is important to know about Westport!

    Thank you!! Linda and Steve Stein!

  10. Patricia McMahon

    You’re the BEST Dan!!
    Avery Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

  11. Giving thanks to you, Dan, for providing a nucleus around which we putative Westporters may continue to orbit.

  12. Thanks to all, for the very kind words. I am blessed to be able to do what I do, but I could not do it without you!

  13. 06880 is a special part of Westport, and YOU are so special to provide it for us! Judy Reid

  14. Roseann Spengler

    Thank you Dan. Look forward to every post. Last night I shared your Guys and Dolls post with two former Staples HS grandchildren home from their first year away at college. So many good memories.

  15. Barbara Sherburne '67

    I have always loved that cover photo on The Saturday Evening Post. It is hard to believe it has been 81 years since it was published. Needless to say, I wasn’t born yet. Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dan, and all of your followers.

  16. Dan, simple, thank you for being my friend for more than 50 years!

  17. We’re grateful for all you do Dan to keep us informed. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  18. Thank You Dan for all you do in keeping us Westport Alumni updated with our town.

  19. Thanks for YOU, Dan Woog… the voice of our community!!

  20. Love and enormous gratitude to you, Dan, for creating, maintaining and expanding this impassioned, informative space. Your blog makes Westport feel like a community, one that is welcoming, open-minded, and trying to be its best version of itself.

  21. I’d like to thank Dan for the Compo Beach gathering which I attended. I still have the guest parking pass in my car. I met so many great people and finally met Dan.

  22. Donald L. and Sheila Bergmann

    This list of comments praising Dan and wishing him a Happy Thanksgiving should go on and on. Most of Westport reads 06880 and almost all love the care, effort and often complexity Dan brings to his ongoing contribution to our lovely Town.
    Don Bergmann

  23. So much to thank you for Dan – but especially for keeping Boomer Westport memories and music alive for the ever-fewer of us who can remember the Beatles on Sullivan in ‘64! It really does Please Please Me.

  24. Happy Thanksgiving, Dan! I’ve been away a long time now. Thank you for being the conduit between Connecticut and Colorado. So grateful for all you do. And may I say … ROCK ON! Love your musical selections!


  26. Thank you Dan for all you do! Happy Thanksgiving!🍁

  27. Thank you thank you thank you Dan. I truly don’t know when you sleep. Sometimes I see your post came in at five in the morning. Thanks for keeping us up on all the news and the beautiful tributes about people in our community. We are so appreciative of all you do. yes we are very blessed here. Proud to be a Westport resident for 33 years. Thanks again Dan from the Southworths.

  28. Thanks again to ALL who thanked me. It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of this amazing community 🙂

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