November 2014 message and meeting info

The November 2014 Wards Corner Civic League meeting will be held on the 17th at 6:45pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center on Newport Ave.
Invited speakers include Jeff Wise, Norfolk Fire Chief.

The president’s message:

Dear Neighbors,

First and foremost I am thankful for all of my family. I wouldn’t trade them for the world. They are my reason for being.

We all have many things we are thankful for. Here are some of the things I am thankful for.

That I live in the USA and have all the freedoms that we have that I can enjoy.

That I have the freedom to vote for whom I want to in every election.

That I live in Virginia, a great and beautiful State.

That I live in Norfolk, a big city with a little town feel.

That I live in Wards Corner and especially my neighborhood. I have lived at my address since 1976 and I still like it as much if not better than the day I moved into my house.

That I see real progress in the Wards Corner business district and that this area is finally being revitalized. I pray that it will continue.

Oh, and yes, I am also thankful for my summer home in Maine on a lake.

These are a few of the things I am thankful for and there are many more. I will be reflecting on these on Thanksgiving Day as I enjoy the day with my family.

What are you thankful for this year? I hope you have a very pleasant and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. It is one of the best holidays of the year in my opinion.

I will end this months message with a Thanksgiving poem that I recently found.
T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude… our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me

by Judith A. Lindberg

I hope to see you at our next Civic League meeting on November 17th. We have a great program lined up.

May you have a wonderful, safe and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.


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