November 22, 2009: It is a wonderfu day to be alive and in Shinnston. The sun is shining and a breeze that is great for laundry drying is wafting through the trees. It is one of those days that you sit back and say, “GOD is in his Heaven and all is right in my world.” The Revolutionary War period clothing will come downstairs today in preparation for our 18th Century Thanksgiving Package. One turkey is in the freezer and I will be getting the second one tomorrow (each family will have their own turkey) as well as the pork roast. The venison is in the freezer waiting to be thawed and cooked. Tuesday will be the veggie run for green beans to be snapped, potatoes and yams for baking, squash, salad fixings, and fruit for breakfasts. Just as Granny started preparing for Thanksgiving, Wednesday will be cranberry sauce making and pie baking. Oh it is such a wonderful day to be alive and planning for such a wonderful Holiday – a time to give thanks for our bounty. No matter what our circumstances may be, each and every one of us has much to be thankful for. I, personally, am thankful for being given the grace to know how much I have to be thankful for. To each person who reads this, I am thankful for you.