By Art Gallagher

This year, more than any before, I am present to the many blessing which have been bestowed upon me, for which I am grateful.

While I don’t recommend it, I am grateful that I was arrested and spent three weeks in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

I am grateful to have met the men and women I met while at MCCI, both inmates and staff. They gave me insights into life that will contribute to the rest of my life.

I am grateful to my friends who made sure I was safe.

I am grateful to know who loves me and has faith in me.  I am grateful to know who doesn’t.

I am grateful to know who my friends are.

I am grateful to know that I am either “popular”, “powerful,” or “polarizing” enough that my arrest, incarceration and release where more newsworthy than items in the police blotter.

I am grateful that I will have the opportunity to celebrate these, and many other blessings with friends and loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Thanksgiving | Tags: | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Thanksgiving”

  1. i still hate flippy's guts 240 said at 9:45 pm on November 23rd, 2011:

    You should also be grateful that Flippy damico lost the election. If he had won, and got the rediculous bullshit he was calling for passed, the jail would not have been staffed by the professionals that are there now.
    Your incarceration experience certainly would have been different, had that been the case.

    On another note regarding Flippy, did you notice how he’s crying about the judge’s pensions? Last year he was hell bent on taking pensions from corrections officers that actually have to work 25 years to earn them, unlike he did. Just goes to show what a self serving scumbag damico is. Good riddance to him and his girlfriend Mallet.

  2. Bob English said at 9:23 am on November 24th, 2011:

    Art…Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  3. TR said at 10:58 am on November 24th, 2011:

    I am thankful that I am sane enough to not unleash a vitriol filled rant against a political adversary on the comment section of a Thanksgiving day blog post

  4. Rick Ambrosia said at 11:18 am on November 24th, 2011:

    Ditto TR…Happy Thanksgiving Art to you and your family.

  5. Freespeaker1976 said at 8:27 pm on November 24th, 2011:

    Back At You Art…

  6. Helene said at 8:24 am on November 25th, 2011:

    It appears that this experience has not made you bitter. Good for you.

  7. Carla Cefalo said at 2:04 pm on November 30th, 2011:

    Good attitude Art. God Bless Art & Lori