Here in the United States it is Thanksgiving Day. It is a custom that on this day, we go around the table where we are having our meals and say what we are thankful for. Since we here at "Meet the Beatles for Real" are a virtual family, I wanted to say that I am thankful for each and every one of you who check this blog on a regular basis. I am especially thankful for those who comment, but even if you are a lurker, I am glad that you are checking it out. I decided to start this blog after trying to organize my Beatles photos (something I do all of the time!) I realized that I had a bunch of photos taken by fans and I started to wonder who the girls (and guys) were who were in the photos. What were their stories? And so this blog began for me to organize my photos and maybe find some information. Little did I know that thanks to this blog, long lost friends would be re-united, a family would find a photo and story of their loved one (someone who had met the Beatles at a press conference) who had passed away which they had been searching years for, and some amazing stories would be shared.
I am thankful for anyone who has ever sent me a story or a photograph or even just a word of encouragement. Without all of you, I would have given up on this blog a long time ago.
I am thankful for The Beatles. They are part of my life. The Beatles are my hobby, but they are also part of who I am. John, Paul, George and Ringo are four important guys to me. And I know that a lot of people will never understand that. It is their loss. I think everyone should have a passion for something that they can share with others. For some it is comic books, others it is Star Wars, for some it might be coin collecting....and for me it is The Beatles.
And so I am leaving you all with a treat. Two photos of John! They aren't fan photos, but I just scanned them from BBM and I like them. Happy thanksgiving to all of you, even if you aren't in the U.S. I am sure you have things to be thankful for today and every day.