As another Thanksgiving is here it is time to take stock of all the things that we are grateful for in our lives.  Over the years I have had the pleasure of a loving family with my parents and brother and added the joy of time with Bob, Connie and Chris Travis with my marriage to Jamie.  As I look around our crowed table with more than enough food, I see Dave, Kelly, and little Louie, the Klein’s.  When Dave joined our family, I gained a son and his love for my daughter and the ultimate joy, Louie our grandson.

As time moves along many of those that we love cannot join us but the fond memories of the good times never leave our hearts.  Our many friends around the country will enjoy their families and for those less fortunate, I wish their burdens would be lightened and that they can know joy and peace.

I know how fortunate I am and give thanks.