I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving this year. 

Although we find ourselves in unusual times, our ancestors have been here before and made it through. For me, now is a time to recount the many reasons to be thankful and happy. My children, grandchildren, family, friendships, and of course, our pets! I am also grateful for all of you who work so hard to provide for your families and give to others unselfishly. 

Please do not let the current world issues stave you from tradition – be safe, and enjoy this time with those who matter most to you. Again, on behalf of myself and everyone here at the Village, Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family – Bill Peeler

I wish to share this poem from Rick W. Cotton

A Thanksgiving Blessing

It’s cold outside, but it’s warm in my heart.

And the gray fall sky is His work of art.

Laden and low, quiet and still,

November is welcome, and my eyes drink their fill

Of brown-gray grass and red-orange leaves,

Of pavement winding through the strong, stately trees.

Down the hill, past the barn, past the gate, up the lane,

The house with bright candles in each window pane.

Now I step inside; oh, it’s warm! Oh, that smell!

Hot turkey roasting, potatoes done well!

Sweet, spicy cider, and warm winter wine

Cranberry sauce – Oh! – the flavors – divine!

The smiles and hugs are so warm and sweet.

In this cold gray November, a Thanksgiving treat.

I do love it all and am so thankful; yes,

For this lovely season…I am truly blessed.