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Funny turkey

Editor Joan Ritchie's editorial for this week

“The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes bobble-bobble;
And all he knows is just one word…
And that is GOBBLE-GOBBLE!”

- Unknown Author 
Many of us will be feasting with family and friends this coming Thanksgiving Day long weekend. It really is an opportunity to reflect on the good things we so freely enjoy in this country.  

Not everything in life is perfect; God knows, we’re not; circumstances are not always favourable; and sometimes it is easy to see fault and cast blame on others for what we feel is an injustice…but thankfulness is a heart attitude and in spite of our humanity, we can still be thankful.

I’m not going to expound on a list of what I am thankful for; I will just ‘ditto” Joyce Walter’s Reflective Moments column this issue.  

Casting politics aside and not the individuals, federal, provincial and local, in all my thankfulness, I will say it’s people – family,friends, acquaintances, and community that are blessings.  The social fabric of humanity weaves individuals together to make the most beautiful mosaic possible where we can get along, even if we agree to disagree.  

It’s not in what we do; it matters who we are…and we are God’s masterpiece, no matter what race, colour or size so putting all else aside, you’re ok and I’m ok. 

On another note of thanksgiving and the celebration of Ron and Joyce Walter’s 50th Wedding Anniversary this weekend, I would personally like to thank them for the 10 years of service in journalism to this newspaper. They have been with the Moose Jaw Express since it’s inception and are seasoned in life and wisdom and well-able to relay this through their weekly writings. They are sincere, well-humoured and down-to-earth, with good character and well-received in this community.

It is with thankfulness and appreciation for their service that we (me and everyone else at the Express) wish them,’Live Long and Prosper!’

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.  

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