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A time for thanks.

Byline: The Register-Guard

DEAR READER,

Thank you: Two small words that often are so difficult to spit out.

Often, we simply forget to say thanks. Maybe we really didn't have the opportunity. Perhaps we were just too embarrassed to remember our good manners.

Mostly, we fail to say thanks because we didn't realize, at the time, that we were being given a generous gift - such as encouragement from a teacher, a pat on the back from a friend or even a hug or advice from a parent.

As years go by, the memory of missed graciousness can grow from a tiny irritant into a gnawing canker. Too often, distance or death intervene forever.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our 20Below News Team members got a second chance. Here are a few thank-you notes they wished they had offered long ago.

Thanks for reading, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Mark Johnson Features Editor

KELLY LEE / 20Below artist
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Title Annotation:Holidays
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Nov 19, 2001
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