To the Editor:

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday we relish happy times with family who give us sustenance and love; the compassion we get from friends who give us unconditional understanding and love; the pleasure of smiles we get from people we meet in passing who we may not know; and for thoughtful neighbors who call and check on us during their busy lives.

I am particularly thankful for the blessings of living in Oak Bluffs on this beautiful Island. In my town, I am particularly thankful for the consistent friendliness and kindness of all the employees in the Oak Bluffs Post Office and for the consummate professionalism, courtesy, and helpfulness of Michael DeBettencourt and his employees at the DeBettencourt Garage.

Wishing everyone a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

Marie B. Allen

Oak Bluffs