There are some important people and groups to be grateful for today. I received two contributions this week for my Spain trip. I know how to reach Doug to thank him, but Donna, EF is very secure, so I have no way to contact you personally to say thank you for your help! (Thank you for leaving a name!) So, Doug/Donna – thank you so very much for your kind words and support: both for my work and for my upcoming trip.
I can’t believe we leave in 98 days!!!
If you are unfamiliar with the story about my wish to travel the world to study crochet hooks and the hands that hold them, please read my post: I Want To Travel The World And Meet Other Women Through Crochet! (Again, not a pickup line.) That post tells the back story of this crazy idea I have about making a documentary about crocheters around the world, about all the very different kinds of hooks on every continent in the world, and about the hands and stories of the women who own them.
It’s crazy! And yet, I’ve never been outside the contiguous United States ever in my life. Ever. I’ve never even seen Alaska or Hawaii.
So I’m set up to go as a chaperone on my daughter’s AP Spanish trip to Spain. However, because I’m not staff and because I’m not a student, I’m on my own for all fundraising. So that’s where selling all my crochet and asking for help comes in, because I’m running out of time.
Thank you so much for the help guys!
I also want to take time to express gratitude for two young marines I know who will not get to spend Thanksgiving home with their family. Instead of sitting back and relaxing after a hefty meal, they and many other US service people around the world are working their butts off for us.
So here’s a shout out to all the soldiers, police officers, firemen, doctors and emergency personnel who are working today, keeping watch and being there should they be needed. To all the people who respond to emergency situations, to the agencies that keep things running and the night watchmen who let us sleep, and to those who volunteer at the food kitchens and keep the roads and transportation open:
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
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