I’m writing this note on the last day of 2021. I remember last year at this time we were hoping to put the terrible events of 2020 behind us, and to move on to brighter things. While we are certainly in a different place this year, we are still adjusting to a “new normal.” However, it is always good to be grateful for the good things we’ve experienced this year. Here are a few of the things I’m thankful for:
Our family took our annual beach trip to Chincoteague – something we couldn’t do in 2020.
All students were able to come back to in-person classes.
Broadway held Autumn Days
Book group discussions started again
I only had a few Zoom meetings!
Church services and choir rehearsals are back to (nearly) normal
Local towns held Halloween celebrations
Fans can go back to sports events
Timberville held two Christmas Festivals
Our family was able to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together.
All of the events on my list were simply taken for granted until the spring of 2020. I believe most of us are more aware of how quickly life and circumstances can change. I have personally lost friends and family to Covid, and I know many of you can say the same.
But with the new year, there are new possibilities—new resolutions and new adventures. We are working on some exciting new ideas for the Chronicle for 2022. Stay tuned for more information soon!
Thank you for being faithful supporters of the Chronicle. As we move into our fourth year, we hope to continue to bring you more good news, more historical memories, and more stories about your friends and neighbors. We’re so glad you’re part of our Chronicle family.
Happy New Year!