Today on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for my sister. She is a modest but significant influence on so many lives. Her home is a magnet for her children, grandchildren and all their many friends. She and husband, John, have created an environment that exudes love, friendship and respect. She is generous to a fault. The 4th of July celebration at their home is a textbook example of the real America that is still out there. I have been blessed in so many ways and my sister is one of those blessings. I salute you, Jean, on this Thankful Thursday.

            Thankful Thursday is my response to Thirsty Thursday promoted by the Charleston, SC Riverdogs baseball team as a way to increase attendance at the games. Go to the games, but use the money you would spend on beer to send a nice card to someone you are thankful for.