Thankful Thursday 3 June 2021

June already?! Where has this year gone? Today has been a year since we had that derecho that brought down two trees and knocked our power out for 3 days. Mom and dad were away, so Aunt Marie let me stay until our power came back on. Mom and dad came home early, she invited them too, but they stayed with the house. I’m still grateful for Aunt Marie.

Now, 3 June 2021 gratitude. Today is Christina’s 30th birthday and I’m so grateful for her friendship. Once it’s safe to meet up again, we’re going to do so. She’s been having an amazing birthday and I’m so happy for her.

I’ve started listening to WRTI again and radio host Josh Jackson has grown on me. He welcomes e-mails like Gregg, but doesn’t respond. Maybe one day! I’ve been listening throughout the day and I’m glad I got back into my WRTI groove. Josh doesn’t read the sunset times like Gregg did, but maybe one day. Maybe I’ll ask him. I’m a member of the station after all…

…yesterday, Kevin Gordon played my classical request. Midsummer Nocturne by Copland and I was so verklempt that they played my request! I didn’t get a chance to make the jazz request, but jazz is from 6pm-6am, so I don’t listen to jazz that much. Maybe next week I’ll request some Ella Fitzgerald.

I’m thankful for friends and family as well. What are you grateful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 3 June 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Yessum, I well remember that powerful derecho windstorm that tore through your region one year ago, carving a path of destruction. I had an Aunt Marie, too. Your Aunt Marie was kind to let you stay at her place until power was restored. This evening we had a windstorm down here that left debris scattered all over our property. We were hoping to get ample rain from the system, but it was mostly wind. We remain parched.

    Happy 30th birthday to Christina! I am overjoyed that you found a faithful friend in her and that she is having a wonderful b-day celebration. How I wish I could turn back the clock 40 years to have a do-over of my 30s. I have many regrets, but learned many valuable lessons along the way.

    I’m glad too that you are getting back into the WRTI groove and warming to radio host Josh Jackson. It’s also cool that Kevin Gordon played your classical request. Keep sending in your requests because I am confident the staff will become more and more responsive to them.

    I am thankful that you and so many others are taking a genuine interest in the Shady Dell saga that means so much to me and other old time Dell rats. Thank you again for being the first to comment on my post this week. You really came through!

    Enjoy your Friday and weekend, dear friend JM!


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