Tag Archives: Thanksgiving 2012

Talking Turkey

The “Comments” pages of “06880″ have been filled with wild stuff the past year.  Crazy drivers, crazy weather, crazy crap going down with senior housing  — if I’ve written about it, you’ve commented on it.

Today, let’s play nice.

This post’s “Comments” are devoted to a simple topic:  giving thanks

I’ll start it off.  I’m thankful that I live in such a beautiful, creative, compassionate, involved and supportive town.

I’m thankful for the thousands of readers who make “06880″ such an interesting labor of love.

And I’m thankful that despite all the craziness that sometimes threatens to drown us, we somehow manage to keep our heads above water, shake ourselves dry, and find our way back to firm, familiar land.

Oh, yeah.  I’m also thankful for electricity.  It’s on, most of the time.

Now it’s your turn.  What are you thankful for?  Just click the “Comments” link.

Thank you!

Westport illustrator Stevan Dohanos’ “Saturday Evening Post” cover, 1941 — 71 years ago.

The Thankful Tree

One of the coolest courses at Staples is Child Study. Under the direction of the very talented Linda McClary, high school students oversee an actual play school.

Little kids love holidays. At Halloween, teenagers lead toddlers on trick-or-treat missions through the halls. Next month, they’ll sing carols.

For Thanksgiving, they’ve prepared a “Thankful Tree.”

It’s set up in the hall outside the play school. Children, Staples students, teachers and parents are invited to write a line of thanks, and stick it on the tree.

The tags make intriguing reading.

Here’s a sampling. All begin “I am thankful for…”:

  • …my dog Hudson.
  • …family, friends and a good education.
  • …chocolate.
  • …my daddy taking me on a roller coaster, and my mommy taking me to birthday parties.
  • …the food I get to eat.
  • …my toys.
  • …love.

Out of the mouths of babes (and teens)…