Giving thanks for what we have

Editor, OBSERVER:

Most thankful for:

Life: As I near my end, even more appreciative;

Family: My own, small in number, but fascinating and loving;

Friends: Again, few in number, but so dear, including some animals and elements of the natural world;

Freedom: So hard won and challenging to maintain (spirit crushers are always about);

OBSERVER: For printing my various letters of opinions and values.

JEROME C. HACKETT,

Brocton