By Thonie Hevron
Our usual post from our roster of coppers is taking a break today. For Hal Collier’s take on turkey day on the job, go to Thursday’s post.
We have a lot to be thankful for: if you are reading this, you likely have your own device be it pc, phone, laptop, or tablet. I am thankful that you have the mean$ to afford it. If you’re reading this at home, I’m thankful you have a roof over your head. If you’re at work, glad you have a job.
2017 has been a crazy year. I’m thankful that my career pays me not to come to work (Hm, maybe I should re-think that one, but retirement is worth it!). I’m thankful that I have a family that supports us and comes when needed, even when not asked (I’m not so good at asking for help). I’m thankful to be living in a wonderful small town, Petaluma, Ca. where both my husband and I worked for years–he retired from Petaluma Fire Department and I worked for Petaluma PD for ten years. I live in a block where three or four of my old co-workers live and thankfully, I see them regularly. This is HOME.
Speaking of home, my sisters Pat and Nancy are my home both here and long distance. Thank you for being my irreverent, silly, loving sisters. Cousins Sue and Sandie are the best!
I have some of the best friends ever! I thank God every day for Jan and Lori, Maria and Billie, and so many more. Thanks for holding me up when I need it and making me laugh–all of you!
I’m thankful for my goofy dog, Jimmy who makes me laugh and my kitty, Yaz, who give great cuddles.
But most of all, I’m thankful for my lovely husband, Danny. I cannot imagine life without him. For thirty-five years, he’s been beside me, walking this path of life. His humor, insights and morality inspire me daily. If not for him, I wouldn’t have found the focus (or time) to write.
But that’s another story.
I’m thankful for all the blessings in my life. And you, dear reader, are a huge part of that! I’m thankful for you.
I’m also thankful that Hal, Ed, Mikey and John trust me with their stories so we can entertain and educate you every week. Thanks, boys!!
And I’m glad to count you as friend too!
Marilyn, you’re the best! Thanks for all the mentoring you’ve done these past years.
I second what Marilyn said! Love the picture.
I always love seeing your smile, friend! You are a treasure, too, Maddie!
Great post, beautiful picture. Enjoyed this a lot, Thonie.
Thanks, Jackie. Glad to have you as an online friend. Hope to meet up at PSWA sometime.
From the heart Ms T as usual…I am thankful for our collaboration and the chance
to tell my tales. Stay well…ED..
Ed, you’ve got stories that beg to be told. Glad I can help!
And Dear Friend, I am thankful for you from the depths of my heart.