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My beloved brother, Rob, who, 31 years ago in December, donated his bone marrow to me and saved my life.
Anne Sweet, Pedernales EC | Georgetown
The little bitty space where my pets let me sleep in my own bed.
Sue Caldwell, Bandera EC | Pipe Creek
My health, friends and warm home tonight.
Mattie Woodfin Borders
Being able to tell my mimi “I love you” and “goodbye.” I almost always depart with “see you later.” She passed peacefully five hours later.
LeAnn M. Holt, Grayson-Collin EC | Allen
Family, good health and a warm, dry house to come home to.
Cheryl Burrer Price
Being born in the USA.
Terry Woodworth, Sam Houston EC | Livingston
Shelter, electricity, water and technology so I can communicate with friends and family.
Ron Sherman, Magic Valley EC | Gunter
My caring family and friends.
Summers up north.
Caryl Zimmerman, Central Texas EC | Kingsland
The good health of my family.
Linda Taylor Salitros
Family and continued health for everyone.
Bertha Gonzalez, Guadalupe Valley EC | Marion
Being an American and enjoying all the freedoms it affords.
Sally Parkinson, United Cooperative Services | Granbury
Connie Mickey Ferrell
My 10 brothers and sisters. We have always gotten along. We are between the ages of 60 and 80. We don’t all have the same political views, so we just keep our views to ourselves to keep peace in the family.
Doris Cash, Sam Houston EC | Point Blank
My wonderful family. And, because this is Texas, air conditioning.
Mary Hudson Reeves
Another holiday season.
Helen Woytovech, Nueces EC | Corpus Christi
What I have and what I don’t have.
Kathy Boydston, Pedernales EC | Dripping Springs
My Texas ancestors because I am a seventh-generation proud Texan.
Gayle Smith, CECA | Mullin
All my grandkids and the time I get to spend with them.
Particularly in this time of strife in our country’s history, I am so grateful for God’s peace, provision and assurances.
Diane Brady, Nueces EC | Ingleside
My hardworking husband and having the opportunity to be a mother to two precious boys.
Emily Black, MidSouth EC | Montgomery
That God made me a Texan.
Ross Schumann, Pedernales EC | Dripping Springs
That my son moved to Texas and lives right next door.
The blessings and benefits my family receives on a daily basis.
Mike Duster, Pedernales EC | Georgetown
Joan Stapleton Matzonkai
Living in the best darned state in the whole United States of America—Texas.
Imelda Cantu, Magic Valley EC | Alton
Our good health.
Living in America, with our guaranteed rights.
JC Pickel, San Bernard EC | Magnolia
“Living big” in Texas with family and friends.
Sandra Zwick, Pedernales EC | San Marcos
Nita Westmoreland, United Cooperative Services | Meridian
Retaining a sense of humor and proportion.
My first grandchild, precious Thomas, who was born this year.
Tamie Chappell, San Bernard EC | Hempstead
Life and my family in good health.
Ann Turner Hurt
My family, because it’s the only thing I need.
Luis Alonso Hernandez Garcia
God, family and country.
Darla Widener Trantham
Love of family and friends. Even though we’ve been separated by the virus, we are together in heart.
God, country, family, friends and electricity.
Family, friends and health.
Sabin Muir Nelson
The little fixer-upper we bought this year. She’s a work in progress, unloved in the past, but she’ll be back.
Another day on this earth with all my loved ones.
Fanny Bragg Vidrine
Meeting Mildred after 60 years.
Family and friends.
Joanie Cleveland Chapman