To the Editor:
I am thankful for my wonderful mother and the very special bond and closeness we shared. We had many splendid memories together that I will cherish forever. I miss my mother very much.
I am thankful that when my special dad died in 2001, he left a legacy. He taught me traditions and planted the seeds in his children to teach kindness and to do for others before ourselves.
My parents touched so many lives in their own loving ways. My parents taught me that life is a beautiful tapestry – a patchwork of stories filled with smiles, laughter and the fabulous memories we keep in our hearts forever.
My parents whose lights still shine brightly inside my heart, were so devoted and loving; and who cared so much about everyone they met, were married for 65 fantastic years gave so much so often.
I am thankful for being a mentor in the Warwick School Department for the last 10 years, which allows me to be a positive influence in the life of a child.
I carry a shiny penny in my wallet to remind me that every child is unique and I am thankful for all the beautiful children in this world who make me smile.
I am thankful for the colorful masterpiece that autumn brings to New England, the brilliant sunrises and sunsets.
I am thankful for my neighbors and the close relationship we share.
I am thankful for the very nice people I work with and meet delivering Meals on Wheels.
I am thankful that God brought Temple Am David and Rabbi Richard E. Perlman into our lives; and all the special happiness he had given to us over the years.
I am thankful for dawn and the magnificent, majestic cluster of stars that shine brightly.
I am thankful for the Eunice Zeidman class and all the enthusiastic children in that class who love to learn.
I am thankful for my sisters Paula and Susan and my brother-in-laws Harry and Dick who are like brothers to me.
I am thankful for all my nieces and nephews and their children who especially bring me great joys.
I am very thankful that we could be united with all my loved ones in Utah at Tori Frances Special day.
In closing, I have a favorite quote:
"Perhaps there are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."