• Maria Thacker Goethe, MPH

A Great Big Thank You!


All I can say on behalf of my family is THANK YOU & WOW!  We are so grateful to this community for the amazing things you provide us each day.  Lovely cards and letters, gifts including a Lazboy, yummy wine and cheese, olive oil, Starbucks coffee, the many meals, baked goods, a workout bike, Christmas ornaments, a handicap ramp, and other keepsakes.  All of these wonderful things make life a little better, especially your cards and letters which we read to dad.  Thank you to those who have made donations to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the CJD Foundation in dad’s name as well; we are informed of these as well.  We wish we had time to write a thank you letter to each of you, but for now this post will have to suffice.


Dad knows that you all are out there sending him well wishes and prayers.  We do communicate your emails and messages to him and he appreciates everything you are doing for him and the family.  Please know that.  I think this quote encompasses my dad’s life and fits with this post — and it’s from one of dad’s many favorite authors.


“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thank you all again.  Lots of love and hugs.

© 2018 IN MEMORY OF STEPHEN B. THACKER

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