I'm Thankful

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I find that the thing I am most thankful for this year is that I found out about the seriousness of Y2K 6 months ago. That discovery has allowed us to prepare earlier than most people will have the opportunity to.

My greatest wish this Thanksgiving is that none of my preparations will be needed. Savor the bounty that is ours now.

Happy Thanksgiving 1998, everyone.

-- Sara Nealy (saran@ptd.net), November 24, 1998


Sara, I have a very large extended family. Up until about 2 months ago, no one else was preparing. Then, my oldest sister got the Internet, and I directed her to a few sites. :-) She quickly "Got It." You would not believe how much she has accomplished and purchased in just 2 months! I am VERY thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), November 24, 1998.

I'm thankful for good friends, close relatives and like-minded extended family, warm hearts, cheerful blazes, and the opportunity to live each day to the fullest. Also grateful for my Mac and that some of my family and friends are starting to "get" it.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 24, 1998.


-- ronbanks (phxbanks@webtv.net), November 25, 1998.

Darkness has fallen on a big day of food and family. I'm sure those of us in the US had some thoughts as we gave thanks of what will be transpiring this coming year. What will I be thinking and doing next Thanksgiving? ................On a day when we think of sharing I happened on a thread at the Cassandra Project site (Diglife, Inc. Prepare y2k Message Boards) The title of the tread was "The 12-meal $12. Beggar Bag" started by Georganna McRoy on 11-24. This is something she is doing and I very much like her idea. She is placing the following in a 2 gal. Ziplock bag using smaller bags for each item: 1) 3 cups of pinto beans 2) 3 cups quick oats 3) 3 cups minute rice 4) banana chips 5) sprouting seeds 6) koolaid mixes 7) 4 kinds of veggie seeds 8) 2 small candles & book of matches 9) aspirin 10) 2 foil camping blankets. Another post suggested bottles of water, ready to eat spaghetti & MRE's. I can think of many other things such as hard candy, wet naps, water purification tabs, some $ change and it could all be put together for less than $12. Her thinking was enough to feed 3..12 meals or 1..36 meals etc. I realize many have mixed emotions about how or if they would share but for those of us who will share I like this idea and it will be a part of my preparation. Would you share (a beggar bag) at your door and what items would be most proper and useful?

-- ronbanks (phxbanks@webtv.net), November 26, 1998.

Just had to respond to that beautiful idea. I think the Beggar bag is one of the best thoughts yet. Perhaps, it could be named something less offensive, like a "share bag"?

I haved dreamed of having enough to help others; this is a good way to chip away at that effort. Even if you didn't want to "distribute goods from your home, you could take some of it to another location. Good, soulful thinking. Bravo.

-- Sara Nealy (saran@ptd.net), December 01, 1998.

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