On this, our annual Turkey Day, I am thankful for the family and friends who make life enjoyable. I am in New Jersey, enjoying Thanksgiving with my closest loved ones! We go to the same local restaurant every year. It’s the one day that we are all together.
My Norwalk friends include my Board of Directors and everyone who supports NancyOnNorwalk. Without your good wishes and financial contributions, I wouldn’t be able to keep this experiment going!
I am thankful to Bob Welsh for finding the Institute for Nonprofit News, and their NewsMatch program. It’s truly amazing that your donations can be doubled at this time – up to a total of $25,000! Imagine what independent journalism could do with that type of support.
I am also thankful that the Board decided to make me take four days off. All comments will take longer to appear over the long holiday weekend, so that our volunteer who reviews them can enjoy some time off too. Thanks for your understanding.
The Board has in recent months been easing my pain, which, you are probably aware, is tougher during the holidays. I have been encouraged to visit my mother and my sister, for whom I am both grateful, more often, and this helps. I also get to see my younger brother and my nephew on these visits. I occasionally frighten a deer while walking the property.
I’m grateful for my son, of course, and for Claire Schoen, Gerry Werner, Steve Mann, Dede Farnsworth, and John Levin, and so are my cats! They just don’t know it. A plus: the recent company of John Levin’s cat, Harriet. She’s the best.
May all of this continue. To be honest, there are days when I wonder how it can – and yet you, dear readers, continue to surprise me. It’s because of your ongoing and generous support that this Nancy will keep the light shining on our fair city.
Since Mark would have left this post in previous years, I’m going to assure you that he’s pitching in on this from the other side, saying this along with me: May you enjoy your holiday, as I am mine.