I am asking for your help, regulars and newbies, in writing my Thanksgiving Day column. It will be your answers to the following broad question:
What are you thankful for?
Please write something from your heart, rather than from those liberal/conservative/atheist/fundamentalist/cynic/sexist/hunter/animal-rights activist/sarcastic, etc. parts of your head.
Please DON’T tell us you’re happy that a Democrat is in the White House, or that the Republicans are on the rise in Congress, or because abortion is legal or that you’re thankful that at long last you can legally take your concealed handgun in a bar.
I’m looking for more personal-oriented stuff.
A couple of notes:
Keep your entries to 50 words, give or take a few, and send them in emails to me at this link. Or, at dan(dot)casey(at)roanoke(dot)com with the subject line Thankful.
At the end of your 50 words include your first and last name and locality and state, like this:
Dan Casey, Roanoke, Va. (I will not publish stuff in the column without a full name & locality.) Also include your phone number in an e-mail — I won’t publish that.
You can also do it as a post on this blog but I’ll need your full name and locality.
I’ll sort through these beginning Nov. 19 and cull a wide-ranging bunch of heartfelt stuff for the column that appears on Thanksgiving.
I’ll tell you one thing I’m thankful for: That I have a bunch of earnest and passionate readers of this blog who will help me write that day’s column.
Cheers, and let’s see the thanks pour in!