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Lots to be thankful for daily

Last week I was planning to write what I am thankful for, and realized there just isn?t nearly enough space allotted in this column to include it all, so didn?t write anything. That may seem like a cop out, but I can say I have much to be thankful for every day of the year. ? Brother Mark usually comes […]

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Holiday Service

Holiday Service

Mike and Donna Klose are living out the motto on the wall of the Whistlestop Cafe in Walton. ?And, it is like a family in here,? Donna says. ?When people come in, we tell them it?s free (or free-will donation). We don?t want anyone to go hungry or be alone. ? For anyone who doesn?t have a place to go […]

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To thank is to think

It?s so easy in our culture to slip into the ?poor me? mode. Life seems tougher on the side of the fence we happen to occupy. You know how it goes. We work too hard. We pay too much. We can?t afford one. We don?t have enough time. We can?t keep up. We can?t catch a break. We?re misunderstood. We?re […]

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Thanksgiving is hard for some

This is Thanks?giv?ing week. Cele?brat?ing this holiday is definitely an Ameri?can tradition. When our children were young, an addition to this tradition consisted of watching the Charlie Brown video, ?It?s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.? I especially liked the recitation of the story of the first feast of Thanksgiving, of Stanley Miles, aka leader of the Pilgrim colony, Miles Standish, […]

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An alternative theory for turkey?s Thanksgiving rise

How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table? That bird is what the pilgrims feasted upon, according to fact and fable. You?ve all heard how our ancestors hunted this bird. But here is the real story?the turkey scoop. Seems our forefathers remembered to take their muskets that day, but forgot to take their ammunition. As the […]

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Stopping to think

? We may never have everything we need, but probably far more than we deserve. It?s easy to slip into the ?poor me? mode in our culture. Life seems tough on the side of the fence we happen to occupy. You know how it goes. We work too hard, get paid too little. We pay too much for what we […]

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Give thanks for sweet potato bundt cake

Being married puts an interesting twist on holiday celebrations. Growing up, Thanksgiving was a coordinated event with a planned time for dinner, expectations of what everyone would bring to the feast, and napkins printed with turkey or cornucopia scenes. Then there are my husband?s free-spirited family traditions that ebb and flow depending on who is available to make the journey, […]

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Attitude of choice

? We can define our lives either by our disappointments or by our undeserved favor. With uncertainties facing this country as 2012 nears an end, Thanks?giving Day is an even more important holiday than usual. When it?s easy to fret how bad things could get, we need a day to remind ourselves how good we actually have it. Gratitude has […]

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Be grateful for things that really matter

All of the Halloween costumes have been put on the clearance racks. Everything you eat or drink can be ordered in Pumpkin Spice flavor. The Christmas decor has been up in most stores for a month. The leaves (and snow) have been falling. This can mean only one thing: it?s Thanksgiving season. Yes, that often overlooked, if not dreaded, time […]

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Be grateful for every breath you take

With the start of every November, I notice a familiar change in social media. People start various ?campaigns of gratitude? on Face?book, Twitter and Instagram with the dawning of the month in which Thanks?giving falls. On the very first day many posts appeared with a #1 followed by a brief description of something that the writer was grateful for in […]

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