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On this coming Thanksgiving, I am “thankful for and believe in”

  1. The love and health of my family
  2. The support of our friends and family during a challenging 2022 health year
  3. The “integrity of my name”
  4. Having “HOPE for the Future”

I was speaking to a NYC friend over the weekend and we reminisced that we are “thankful” for growing up in The Bronx and Queens in the 50’s and early 60’s.

During this period, we learned and lived that family was your friends, neighbors, school friends and immediate family.

We discussed that we grew up in an environment where the above were from all nationalities, religions and creeds.  Our friends and neighbors were Catholic, Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican, Guatamalian, Greek, Black, Jewish and Muslim.  It did not matter about race or religion, it mattered that we were all in a melting pot of lower and middle class families.  We celebrated all or most ot the religious and social holidays.  We ate food from our neighbors different cultures and we supported each other.  A different time and place of life.

The fathers and mothers of my generation of “baby boomers” worked hard, had second jobs and shared with the neighborhood.

During this Thanksgiving, as said above, “I have HOPE for the Future”, because we have to.  Today we are split in left, right, middle and the extremes.  It would be nice for people to communicate, listen to each other’s point of views, accept people for who they are and what they believe.

We are a nation of diverse cultures, however we are “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”.

With respect for a safe, healthy and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

The Gerbs

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