Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends this holiday and to reflect a bit on gratitude. I am very grateful that the Gloucester community has embraced us as we transition from New Yorkers to the Gloucestermen we always have been deep inside. Relocating doesn’t grant us authentic Gloucester roots on its own, but the roots run deep in family ties and cultural history. So thank you all for accepting us with open arms.
I was reflecting on the fact that this Thanksgiving will be special in that we have our troops home from Afghanistan. Thanksgiving in 1918 after World War I ended and in 1945 must have felt similar relief so here are some snippets from the Gloucester Daily Times in 1918, 1945, and the year I was born (which is up to me to know and you to find out, but is sometime AFTER 1945……) Words of wisdom from the editor that year included “spirit of gratitude and sharing” ; timeless.