Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, not the least of which is the opportunity to start doing what I love on a professional basis and work in this industry. Also, finding an incredible church this year has been a huge blessing.

But there is one more group of blessings that I cannot omit to mention–you. You are the ones who have made this site a success; we’re on track to hit our 2,000th post next week, Lord willing—and just this Tuesday we had our 20,000th comment. (To nobody’s surprise, it was NewSoGoFan. I have to particularly point out comment 20,001, though, on the Jerry Goff post, since it fits in context: “That’s shuper!“)

There has been an average of over ten comments per post! You have joined in on the discussions and made this an online community, and that’s the biggest thing that has kept me going for the last 4¼ years. Thank you! And happy Thanksgiving!


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  1. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!

    I LOVE THIS BLOG!

    GOD BLESS

    RICK SIMPSON

  2. I’m thankful for this blog. my life would be sooooooo boring without it! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a stomach ache tonight!

    • Thanks, except for the last part. Year 1 of my turkey boycott has commenced.

      • What, what? Daniel is boycotting turkey for Thanksgiving? How can it be so? 😀

      • I have loathed it for years! Now that I’m living on my own, I finally have some say!

        You see, my father loves the meal so much that through the fall and winter months, he had us bake one and sometimes two turkeys each month, with leftovers throughout the following week. So I have hit a lifetime-sized turkey overdose, I think.

      • That reminds me of what C. S. Lewis said about his father. There were many eccentricities about Lewis’s father, but one was that he would always insist on having these gigantic English meals throughout the day. When his father died, Lewis and his brother had an almost guilty pleasure over the freedom to do things around the house their own way, including skipping the huge meals. 🙂

  3. I just got saved back in June, and I’m so thankful for my salvation and God’s calling for me to be a church song leader and a mechanic.

    PS My friend and I are always trying to do our Jerry Goff and Archie Watkins impersonations.

    • Great testimony Samuel! God’s blessings on you this year.

  4. great testimony samuel. Praise God! New SoGo Fan did you know C.S.?

    • Ha! ‘Twould have been a pleasure to meet him, but alas, we never crossed paths… 😀

  5. funny… i didn’t think so, but you never know who’s really behind the screen name. well unless your name is DANIEL J. MOUNT! 😉

    • Yeah! I can’t hide, but neither do I want to – after all, rather than take the anonymous route, I want to take the known-and-accountable route.

  6. Daniel and Blog mates!

    In our neck of the bush we don’t have “Thanksgiving” – not as a Holiday anyway – though we have a lot to be thanful for, and daily too.

    Turkey is also a rarity, though a Guinea Fowl comes close – not to eat maybe [though I have had one removed from a bush bumper and cooked and eaten by a suitably grateful wildlife guard. True.]

    However, we do give a lot of thanks and appreciation for the SG Blog, the comparitive civility of the commenting, and the archive material too. It keeps us in touch with our favourite form of Gospel Music from it’s heartland on the opposite side of the globe.

    Maybe, Lord willing, in 2011 we can arrange a concert review of EH&SS on tour in the third world!!

    Blessings to all, not forgetting resident blogger in chief, NSGF!!

    • Oh yes, I forgot! They’re taking the Cathedrals tour to South Africa. Be sure to let us know how it all went. 😀