Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I Am So Thankful...

--- for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

--- for my wonderful loving wife, Angel Linda

--- for my two beautiful and smart daughters, and their great husbands

--- for my three precious grandchildren, so innocent and with so much potential, ando much fun to be with

--- for my father, who provided a large New England ancestry to research and an undying love for the game of baseball

--- for my loving mother, so patient, loving and kind, whose ancestry provides such challenges

--- for my brothers, their wives and children, who are interested in the family history

--- for my aunts and uncles and cousins, who open their homes and their hearts and share their memories

--- for the brave passengers on the Mayflower and other early ships who colonized New England, and instilled a republican form of government based on personal freedom and responsibility.

--- for the courageous citizens who revolted to secure our freedoms, and created the institutions that are the foundations of the USA

--- for the soldiers, sailors and pilots, of every historical time, who have defended our country and kept us safe and free

--- for the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights - especially the freedoms of speech, religion and assembly. I am awestruck that the Founders wrote such a magnificent set of documents that have stood the test of time

--- for educational opportunities, whereby every and any person in this country can be the best that they can be, but they have to really make an effort

--- for the free market and free enterprise economic system that encourages and rewards work and innovation, and has allowed me and my family to enjoy the fruits of our labor

--- for the marvels of science and engineering, that drive our transportation, communication and entertainment industries

--- for the wonders of nature that beautify our world and inspire us

What have I left out? What are you thankful for on this 144th Thanksgiving?

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