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    Giving Thanks

    Thanksgiving will be a small affair at our house this year.  Our two children have grown up, live far from Chicago, and won’t be able to make it home for the holiday (although we get both sons, a daughter-in-law, and a fiancé for Christmas!!!).  And my wife, who works for a major retailer, has to be at work at 11:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.  (There is one consumer-driven tradition I’d like to see put out to pasture.)  But nonetheless, we will gather over a traditional meal and give thanks to our Creator for the incredible gifts and good fortune that have come our way this past year, and then find a way to do a little something for those less fortunate than us.  So whether you are hosting two or two-hundred this Thanksgiving, here is hoping that your day will be full of peace, joy, and appreciation for all the gifts that we so often take for granted.  I want to thank all of you for your friendship, support, comments, and membership over the past four-and-a-half years.  I sincerely hope we can continue to enhance our partnership in 2013 and beyond. 

    6 Responses

    1. Joe
      My very best wishes to you, your family and the staff at the American Fraternal Allaince for a great year.

      Best regards,
      Mel Rambo

    2. Thanks, Joe, and all the best for a great holiday — many thanks for your leadership.

      Harald Borrmann

    3. Joe, Hope you and your wife have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Just the two of you alone like your first Thanksgiving.

      Ed Carroll

    4. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from wfla! And enjoy the peace and quiet for a day!

      Kitty Chadima

    5. Thanks, Je, for your good wishes. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a smaller gathering. I’m grateful for your leadership and insights on the fraternal system and enjoy your writing.

      Kathleen Moriarty

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