Connecticut Governor Wilbur Cross’ Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1936 has been called “a masterpiece of eloquence.” There are some obvious religious overtones and what might these days be called gender bias, neither of which I endorse, but it’s still worth reading. Here it is in its entirety for 2017: “Timeout of mind at this turn of … Continue reading


GIVE THANKS When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and your strength, Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured that the fault is in yourself. — Tecumseh Tecumseh … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

In our troubled world, there’s still so much to be grateful for. I am unable to accurately attribute the following poem, as it was printed in 2002 in the newsletter of one of the writing organizations I belong to and the author’s name was not given. But it is certainly worth printing here in celebration … Continue reading

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