I am thankful for my family most of all. I have a very supportive and loyal wife of 39 years, two married kids, and 4 grandkids. I am thankful that I have been blessed with the resources to enjoy a couple of great hobbies, Model Ts and classic motorcycles. I'm thankful my dad took the time to teach me things mechanical. I couldn't be happier.
!I'm thankful for the E-timer and all the joy it brings to the world!
I'm fortunate to have both parents, two (usually ) wonderful teenage daughters and wife, and great friends, many of whom read this forum.
I hope you all enjoy the Holidays,
Tom, I think we had enough head banging on E-timers to last us a while. Just use one if you think they are great and "Be quiet"
Right now I'm especially thankful we don't live anywhere near Buffalo!
Otherwise, I'm thankful for everything in and around my life, and just life in general. I thank God every day for letting me wake up. Blink of an eye and it can all change. We tend to take too much for granted, don't we?
Today I'm thankful it warmed up enough to drive my t today and my wife hasn't pulled the plug on my spending yet. I'm also thankful for the friends I've met and the ones I haven't met yet. Got a free start today and that always makes everyone smile.
It was a joke Willie, please don't tell me to be quiet.
Figures there would have to be E - Timer advertising on every thread. Why don't you guys give it a rest.
Thanksgiving is about being together with family and friends. I am very thankful for all my family and my wonderful friends.
Tom, At least some of us took your comment as a joke. I'm sure you have more things to be thankful for than an E-timer!
Terry, yes, I'm sure most did. A good clue is the smiley emoticon.
I am thankful for folks who are not constantly trying to rain on everyone's parade or harsh their mellow or be a killjoy or however you want to put it.
I feel sorry for the humorless ones that do.
I'm thankful that Tom's thankful for the E-timer. It could possibly be one of the most appreciated, controversial, hated pieces of equipment since the invention of the horseless carriage. Thank you Tom for making this a day worth living.
I am thankful the E-timer is being brought up as much as it is. It makes for some very interesting reading on a daily basis.
I am also thankful that I was able to save my wife's life last Wednesday by getting her to the ER before she was gone. If I had been about 6 hours later I would probably be at the funeral home right now. Don't need that before Turkey day or Christmas.
I am thankful for the 40 years and seven months that I was married to Anja - the best part of my life - for my three children and five grandchildren all of whom make me very proud and happy, and for my many friends in the Model T community, in other communities, and around the world.
I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
Good for you Dave! I hope your wife has a full recovery. Every new day is a great day.
Dave, I had no idea. All the best for both you and your family through the holiday season. Your friend,
I'm vertical (usually), I'm breathing no bodies asking for money, everyone's in fairly good health and I have a clear spot in my garage waiting for something to drip oil on it. What me worry?
What's an E-timer ?
I am thankful for the 60years and 360 days married to Abagail.
Warm bed, plenty of food, no pain, and more toys than I need. I'm better off than most of humanity, and enjoying the ride.
I'm with ya there Steve! Happy Thanksgiving. Come visit us out in Ohio some day!
I am Thankful for My wife as long as I can keep her, and thankful for everything else in life that I call the gravy!
First, I'm thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, my wife of 55 1/2 years, my 2 kids and 7 grandmonkeys and that I live in the great State of Texas---especially since our high today will be around 70 or so. And our 1914 Model T, Otis.
On 23 Jan 2009, I went to the local hospital because I thought I had pneumonia, and woke up five weeks later from a medical coma, because after single by-pass surgery I wasn't moving and so they ran some other tests and determined that I had three mini strokes causing me to become paralyzed. They brought me out of the coma when they got all the blood clots. Doctor told my daughter at 4AM in the morning that if I lived 'til daylight, it would be a miracle.
Every morning when I wake up, I say thank God,
for giving me one more day, I go to church pretty regular, I am thankful like the others for most of those things listed above.
Thankful for my lovely bride who likes old cars as much if not more than I do.
Also for my kids and grandkids.
Life!! Bud.PS Spell check?
There's nothing we need do about blessings that just drop into our laps—it's simply the smile of God that we have them—but the human tendency is to focus on the difficulties and inconveniences of the world because those require our management. _Most folks can get this far when they ask me about the things for which I'm thankful, but then some get turned off when I go on to complete my answer to their open question. _Some of you may want to stop right here (or you'll be in danger of proving my point for me).
I'm grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ, the very mention of whose name causes one of two extreme, diametrically opposed responses, and I find that to be spiritually reassuring. _We live in a country which is becoming more and more secular and there are people out there who absolutely cannot tolerate the sight of a cross in the public square, and go as far as turning to the ACLU to strip such displays away. _As we move into the Christmas season, you'll see people getting bent way out of shape over nativity scenes and again, the ACLU and atheist organizations will gear up and try to wreck the celebration.
I don't know whether such people are just ignorant, intolerant, prejudiced, guilty or even evil (but I do know that evil can't stand the sight of the cross). _As a general rule, I don't see Americans responding this way to the symbols of other faiths. _Mention Buddha or Krishna in a group of mixed company and you might have an intelligent conversation, but mention the name of Jesus and you'll have a fight on your hands. _When it comes to Christianity, nobody can just take it or leave it. _So yes, in an odd sort of way, I'm grateful for this very targeted, low level of religious persecution. _It bolsters my faith, and being a cynical, skeptical man, I need that.
Because I am a Doubting Thomas, I have problems with concepts like the infinite and the eternal. _But I look up at the sun and see a miracle right there. _It's old enough to be the same sun the pharaohs worshipped and it still hasn't run out of power. _Start at any point in the universe and it extends forever in every direction. _There's no interval of time sufficient to cross its infinity, so we can safely believe in the eternal. _Gravity is another unexplained blessing. _Oh, physicists understand how it behaves, but not why—another little unexplainable miracle for which to be thankful.
Our Earth is the perfect distance from its sun which causes the convection that gives rain for the foliage that makes oxygen. _The Earth has the perfect proportion of water to land, is in a perfect seasonal orbit to produce sustenance, has a moon in just the right place and in a perfect orbit so as to create tides without which the life-giving oceans would become sludge, and weather changes without which none of us would exist. _The Earth possesses an ecosystem that, for all intents and purposes, appears unique to the universe, at least as far as we can see it. _And amazingly, my insignificant, conscious self gets to be here—so yeah, I believe in the Creator of the miracles all around me and I'm thankful.
Bob, you said it very well and I agree with you wholeheartedly. I am thankful for everything said above (lets leave the E-Timers out of this though, ok?).
I am thankful that at my age, I have reasonably good health and feel as good as I do, and I am thankful for the best wife anybody could ever ask for, and for four great sons each of which make me proud, and for the rest of my fantastic family, which includes 16 grand kids and 8 great grand kids. Above all, I am thankful for the goodness of the Lord that has given me all of this, plus all the things that I seem to take for granted. Bob Coiro has done a fantastic job of summing that up in his post, and I am thankful that things such as this planet that we call earth still rotates with perfect precision on it's perfectly positioned axis in order to enable what we call "Mother Nature" to provide the four seasons and all of the miracles of nature that most of us (certainly me) take for granted. I am also thankful that so far, humanity has not yet disturbed the earths perfect balance to a degree that interferes with the good Lord's perfect creation.
I think Bob's story is somewhat like mine. I really never took our Savior seriously until I was about 55 years old and had just retired after a successful career with GM. I had accomplished all that I had planned and worked so hard for--good wife, good job, good investments, nice home, 3 good kids, good health, lots of toys, new work shop, I had it all and yet something was missing and I thought what is wrong? Is this all there is to life? What do I do now, just live out my years and die? It made me sad and very unsettled.
Then through the prompting of my 5 year old grandson who is now 30, I was asked, grandpa, when you die are you going to heaven? I tried to brush him off by saying "I sure hope so" but 5 year old's do not give up easily and said "well I know I am because I have accepted Jesus as my Savior." With time, that key event completely changed my life. And to think, I almost missed it. WOW!!!
So this is my story and for me it is 100 percent true and 100 percent accurate. This is what I'm most thankful for. Joe
a roof over my head, listening to my parents about money(bride of 31 years just retired) a good paying non-stressful job and getting my dream car a model t runabout(1920) driveable this year!
Family, friends, and another day of Freedom. Who could ask for anything more.
A friend of over 50 years passed yesterday. As I get older, my list of friends that have gone ahead of me is starting to become too long and very hard to manage. But I'm thankful for every minute I've spent with them. And for the rest of my friends that are still here with me, I'm thankful. It's been one hell of a ride.
My prostate infection went away.
Bob Coiro and Joe Stearns helped me to remind me about what is really important.
This week they laid off 20% of the people at work. We knew something was coming but didn't think it was going to be that drastic. Some very good people were let go - some with 20+ years of experience. After the dust settled many of us that remained were feeling guilty that we were relieved that we still had a job while feeling sorry for our good friends that were going thru a traumatic experience.
Bob and Joe talked about what is really important and I hope our kids and grandchildren understand
Only 2 years of change left to endure.
Fred, I'm sorry to hear that about your job and your friends. I remember those feelings of watching those people loading their tool boxes and going out the door. And I remember doing it myself. It's a lonely place out on that highway headed home for the last time and not knowing what your future is. I'll say an extra prayer for you and your friends tonight.
Victims of outsourcing, Fred?
Victims of technology shifts caused by governments making false markets when they provide large subsidies to boutique concepts that don't have a chance to stand on their own.
How's that for double talk about affect of government spending our money for failed Solar projects?
In other words, when the governments stopped subsidizing Solar companies they went bellyup because Solar does not make financial sense by itself. Another case of emotion running over logic.
At lease our company has the core business.
As for outsourcing - Many of us have jobs because of outsourcing parts of our business to China. Without it the company would have folded years ago.
But I still feel sorry for those that were laid off. Some were devastated and some look at it as and opportunity for positive change. I will miss working with most of them!
I am very thankful for my Lord Jesus Christ who took my sins to the cross.
I am thankful that I was born in the USA and have lived during a time of great prosperity. I am thankful for the service personel who sacrificed years of their lives, sometimes health or their lives so that we could live in this great country.
I am thankful for a good wife. She has been my faithful mate and companion, my best friend for almost 57 years. And thankful for 5 good children, 4 good grandchildren and 6 good great-grandchildren all of whom are in good health. And they live a good life with enough to eat and a warm bed in which to sleep.
I am thankful for the home where we have lived for the last 40 years in a good neighborhood, with a good view and great neighbors. I am thinkful for the good friends, especially those at church and those of the Model T club.
I am greatful for the privilege of owning 3 Model T's which all run, and for the ability to continue to maintain them.
I could go on and on. All my aches and problems are small compared to others of whom I am aware.