Thanksgiving 2020: Giving Thanks for Friends

by | Nov 26, 2020

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

Thanksgiving in North America came from European and Native American traditions as a time for people to rejoice after a hard day’s work.

The World Wide Web is a way that we can share our thoughts and images with others, no matter where they may be on this planet. Over the years I’ve made some great friends some of whom I would have never have known except for the Internet, such as Mark Kalan in Mexico, Ralph Nelson in Santa Monica, Juan Pablo Assus in Colombia and John Larsen in Canada. And so today I also want to take this day to give thanks to people here in Colorado, starting with…

Thanks go out to Barry Staver for his continued friendship and inspiration that his images have always given me. Thanks to Cliff Lawson an amazingly gifted photographer for the time we share together laughing and learning about life, cars and photography. Thanks to Jamie Zartman for being my friend. He lives 200 miles away so I don’t see him as often as these other guys but he’s always in my thoughts. Thanks to Todd Abbotts for being a friend. He only lives 22 miles away but is a seriously travelin’ man. It’s always a fun time when we get together.

Thanks to Kevin Elliott whose calm measured response to my panic at whatever computer crisis I was going through and for his skills and talents that always rescued the day. A big thank you goes out to Tim Fiedler for his hard work in shaping this blog and my other websites and blogs. He’s a talented computer/software/web genius, an inventive photographer, and just plain good guy.

Thanks to all the sponsors at the bottom of this page. Without their great products and support it would be hard for me to try to Save the World, One Pixel at a Time. If you have a need for any of their products, please give them I try. They are companies who’s products I have used for years before they became sponsors. ( I bought my first Sigma lens in 1972!) Thanks to all the Shutterbug magazine readers and readers of this blog, Twitter, Ointerest and Instagram followers for hanging in there with me over the years. Your loyalty and support help me write these posts.

And finally finally a special thanks to my wife, Mary who makes me happy every day of my life by showing how much she cares and inspiring me to be the very best version of myself. When I met her more than thirty-five years ago I could never guess at what our life would become, the travels we would have and the photographs and memories that we would create together. She is a shining beacon of what being a truly kind person is all about and by her actions and example have shown me how to be the person that I try to be. I only hope to live long enough to become that kind of person that she is.

And if you wondering what Mary is driving, its her dependable blue SLK320 (especially compared to the undependable silver one she owned later.) I know she misses that car,