Thursday, December 31, 2020

Fast away the old year passes ....

Here we are at the end of another year, so I'll use this old postcard (sent to my maternal grandmother from Kansas in 1912) to wish one and all a happy 2021.

I've been practicing a little gratitude this morning, so it's a good time to say that I'm grateful for those who show an interest in The Lucas Countyan by reading what I post here. 

And I'm also grateful to the bloggers and vloggers worldwide who keep me amused, entertained, informed and inspired at a time when the only practical form of travel is virtual.

Then there have been the small things in recent days --- friend and neighbor Darin, who bladed the driveway yesterday morning after overnight snow; Sherry, who baked the best mince pie ever created just before Christmas (my measure of a successful Christmas involves mince pie); and Kathleen, Kylie and Karoline, who provided my favorite varieties of cookies (with bread thrown in for good measure).

Every time I go to the grocery store I'm grateful to everyone there who is wearing a mask (and do my best to avoid those who aren't). That gratitude extends to everyone, paid or volunteer, who meets the public daily in the ongoing effort to keep us all warm, well-fed, healthy and safe.

We live in interesting times --- and I'm hoping for better during 2021. Happy New Year!

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