On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Dr. Gus Marjenhoff brings to my life. Gus teaches at Webster University and I look forward to our Tuesday night conversations. He has sung in the choir at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church for fifty years. In fact, this year they had a service in his honor. Gus was in the US Navy and served on the USS Chaffee. It was torpedoed in the Lingayen Harbor on January 23, 1945. He is the chaplain of the SC Department of the Retired Officers Association. He enjoyed a distinguished teaching career at the Citadel. Gus holds degrees from Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and Indiana University. He is a walking history of St. Michael’s Church and of Charleston genealogy. He is an active member of his church’s Sociable Seniors. He loves the stock market and is constantly striving to find ways to get ahead of the game. He keeps his students involved with charts, graphs, and current events. He is a Charlestonian through and through, a devoted husband, father and gardener. He sends a nightly concert to a friend who is homebound. On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Dr. Gus Marjenhoff brings to my life.

Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad you did.