thank·ful | \ ˈthaŋk-fəl \
Definition of thankful
1 : conscious of benefit received
// for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful
2 : expressive of thanks
// thankful service
3 : well pleased : GLAD
// was thankful that it didn’t rain
I am thankful for too many things to list, too many people to count, and the many opportunities I have been offered.
I am thankful to those in service, whether it be in service to my country or the person who delivers my mail. And, I am thankful for the things that bring me joy – as well as the things that do not – because those are the things that make me the person I am.
This month, the month of Thanksgiving, we bring you stories of thanks, family and home, and things we are grateful for and about.
Frank Baker tells us about his hike to Lost Lake but shares more than notes from the trail. Treasured memories of stories told by his mother and trips taken with old friends help to illustrate his day.
Frank refers to a table set with fine china in a miner’s cabin, with proper decorum as the expectation. Stephanie Blake takes us to her Monday Manners dining experience, a trip to the past to ensure her children will extend grace and hospitality in the future.
Samantha Lamphier walks us through the wild side with her Puerto Rican Moose recipe and dinner time rituals, and Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan makes Norwegian Lefse with family.
Meghan Wotring is back with another Homeschool How-to. She shares her recipe for integrating cooking into your homeschool curriculum. Math can be yummy!
In this month’s Marketplace, Aimee Woodley talked to Mary McCormick owner of All Life is Yoga, and Alexis Kallen owner of Lexie’s Cafe to bring you some tips from experienced business owners. Did you know our low-cost Marketplace advertising is open to any business owner with no employees? Contact us if you are interested – we also offer discounts for Women in business and Eagle River Chamber of Commerce members.
Dru Stinson paints a picture of thankfulness for the season and for all the adventures that have brought her to where she is – the good and the bad.
A Day in the Life takes us to the Chugiak Eagle River Food Pantry and introduces us to some very special people. If you are looking for a way to share your time, they are always looking for volunteers and donations of food and funding. Make sure to check out the photo story online as well.
Have a wonderful November and a Happy Thanksgiving,
P.S. Please see the invitation from the Glidden Family on page 9. They can’t wait to see you on November 30th for the opening night of their annual light show.