8 things to be thankful for

Be grateful…

… for automatic dishwashers. They make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family comes in for their after-dinner snacks.
… for husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house. They usually make them big enough to call in professionals.
… for the bathtub - the one place the family allows Mom some time to herself.
… for children who put away their things and clean up after themselves. They're such a joy you hate to see them go home to their own parents.
… that we can still have a good heart-to-heart talk with out youngsters. They need a good one now and then.
… for gardening. It's a relief to deal with dirt outside the house for a change.
… for teenagers. They give parents an opportunity to learn a second language.
… for smoke alarms. They let you know when the turkey's done.

-By Gene Perrett