It is difficult within the confines of a blog to thank all the people who have influenced and impacted my life. Of course my children and grandchildren. And as a very vulnerable little boy, there were two precious grandmothers who saved me. My friends. And I offer a deep expression of gratitude to the men and women who serve all of us in the military service. Perhaps most of all, I would like to take this opportunity to offer thanks to all the men and women who serve altruistically in an effort to help the underserved in society. There are many quiet angels at work in the world that we are rarely aware of as they go about their thankless service...many of these people serve for no thanks at all, and that is why they deserve it from us. We have become so materialistic in our society, seeing value only in things and the gateway to things. More than ever, those who serve outside that motivation, serve simply to help the human race, my deepest thanks go out.