A Personal Special Thanksgiving Message 2023
Thu Nov 23, 2023 on Personal Message
As many of you know, it has been our long standing tradition to write a Thanksgiving message to our friends and family.
Originally, this year I thought I would not do so because of the very recent passing of Ellen’s father and my father-in-law, Herb Pilelsky.
As way of background, I grew up in NYC and always wanted to experience the Macy’s Day Parade in person, and never had the opportunity to do so. Yet, as Ellen and I are visiting our family in New York City and having the opportunity to watch the setup of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I was overcome with a sense of emotion that I felt I had to share with all of you.
On the one hand, there is an incredible amount of ugliness that we see in the world today including wars, derision, strife, political polarization, and unfettered hatred and evil.
But today, on Thanksgiving, at least for that split moment in time what I saw and felt in New York City needs to be shared. I saw people from all walks of life and from different heritages and from different parts of the world coming together to share and to be thankful for whatever is important to them in their life.
We saw families together, older people, younger people, couples and individuals all enjoying that moment in time that we call Thanksgiving.
And it is for that reason that Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, and while we all may celebrate differently, we nevertheless all take time from our respective schedules to come together with friends and loved ones to share and be thankful. As we walked the pre-rade rout this morning we saw young high school and college students with their marching bands having taken buses and planes to just be together to celebrate by marching in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
And in our case, we, too, have much to be thankful for, and, yes, while we did just recently lose our Pop, we are blessed with the wonderful memories that he bestowed upon us during his lifetime.
But equally important, we are blessed with our grandchildren and our children and our family coming together with friends and family over this Thanksgiving. We are also so blessed with our wonderful friends, colleagues, fellow team members and clients who have allowed us to serve the community for over 34 years.
So on behalf Ellen, Geoff and our entire team at Weston Title, we wish each and every one of you and your families a wonderful, safe and healthy, Happy Thanksgiving.