What I have to be thankful for

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I have begun to count my blessings as I have done in previous years, and thank my God for another wonderful year.

I am thankful for the outstanding doctors who performed surgery twice on me during the year, and the nurses and other health-care providers who fulfilled my every need during my hospital stays.

I am thankful for my seven children who flew into town willingly and delightfully, and assisted me during my recovery in the hospital and home. Their provision and care were superbly done.

I am thankful for my 11 grandchildren who called daily to talk, and for the older ones who said, "We are praying for you to get well, granddaddy."

I am thankful for family, friends, neighbors, former co-workers and students, church, board and club members who called, visited, sent flowers, fruit baskets, e-mails, best wishes and cards.

I am thankful for my late wife, of whom one of my friends has said, "God threw away the mold when He made her."

She was a great mother and role model for our children and others. She loved Christmas, the giving of gifts and the smell of a live Christmas tree.

I am thankful for our present day armed forces and veterans.

I am thankful to live in the greatest country in the world -- where many wrongs have been made right -- and the transition of leadership is done orderly and peacefully, and the old leadership moves on.

I am thankful to tell productive little boys and girls that any one of them can grow up to become president of our country, regardless of race or gender -- and I would hope religion, too.

Happy Thanksgivings to all!

Tracy E. Williams, Jr

Augusta

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Chigger Hill Man
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Chigger Hill Man 11/21/08 - 01:30 am
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I think all of those people

I think all of those people may think they have something to be thankful for too. YOU!

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 11/21/08 - 09:29 am
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Mr. Williams, Thank you for a

Mr. Williams, Thank you for a wonderful and timely letter. When it comes down to it, what you wrote about is what life is really all about. Blessings.

SusieQ
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SusieQ 11/21/08 - 11:27 am
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Thanks Mr. Williams for a

Thanks Mr. Williams for a beautiful letter. It makes one Thankful for all the right things. I know your family is as thankful for you.May God Bless You!SusieQ

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 11/21/08 - 12:09 pm
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i hope that mr. williams

i hope that mr. williams doesn't overindulge on this Thanksgiving Day.

SusieQ
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SusieQ 11/21/08 - 12:17 pm
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When a letter such as this

When a letter such as this appears, not too many people have a comment. Is that because they know not what to say??? As a matter of fact I think willistontownsc's comment was not neccessary! Maybe he doesn't have that much love in his life to be Thankful for anything. SusieQ

Washington D.C.
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Washington D.C. 11/21/08 - 01:04 pm
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willistontownsc...Mr.

willistontownsc...Mr. Williams will indeed overindulge on Thanksgiving...that is overindulge in his gratitude for the many blessings that he has in his life!!!

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