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For this Last Word, we wanted to express our gratitude to our readers, donors and volunteers who help vendors every day to help themselves in a society where bootstraps don’t exist for some. Thank you for buying our paper, for reading it and recycling it. We couldn’t do this without you. We present to you a poem by vendor Sybil Taylor to sum up our thoughts about what we think the world should be like every day of the year.  

Lisa Gillespie, managing editor 


By Sybil Taylor, vendor  

A day of thanks  

A day of love  

A day of giving  

A day of sharing  

A day of caring  

A day to give to those who are less fortunate.  

A joyful Thanksgiving with loved ones Friends, family, all over the world  

To rejoice the meaning of Thanksgiving.  

To be thankful for all the food, love, appreciation, from all those around.  

Those who are homeless, those who are lonely, sad, happy, etc.  

Thanksgiving—everyone sits at the table  

To pray over the food  

Thanks for the turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes,  

Yams, greens, string beans, mash potatoes, corn bread, biscuits,  

Sodas, wine, juice,  

Thanksgiving baskets given to all the less fortunate.  

Lots of fun for everybody this season.  

To be truly thankful for a day of thanks,  

And giving much love to everyone this Thanksgiving