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Traditions Matter

Posted in StoryChick24

They say, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” and this year I’ve come to realize that in many ways, but none more significantly than the holiday traditions that I have always associated with Thanksgiving. When I was told this year that we wouldn’t be celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner it felt so wrong I refused to think about it. I have only had one other Thanksgiving where a turkey and all the fixings weren’t a part of the day and it stands out as one of the worst Thanksgivings I’ve ever had. I didn’t understand…

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The Oath

Posted in La Segunda Chica

When I was in junior high I remember being with my mom and grandma as my grandma went on, in detail, about the various ailments she and her friends suffered from.  When we were alone, my mom turned to me and pleaded, “Please tell me if I ever start doing that.”  I distinctly remember laughing and reassuring her that she would never act like Grandma.  They were polar opposites. Fast forward thirty-five years, and as I prepared Thanksgiving dinner listening to my mom go on, in detail, about the various ailments she and her friends suffer from (and this isn’t…

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Can’t we all give thanks?

Posted in chix2six

I overheard the cashier ask the woman in the Trader Joe’s check out line if she was finishing up her Thanksgiving shopping. The response from the woman, “I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.” The cashier, instead of standing there with jaw dropped open like I did, quickly commented something to the effect of everyday shopping today for you. I found her comment about not celebrating Thanksgiving to be very interesting and at the same time unsettling, which then made me interested in why I was so unsettled about it. So often we do things in life just because that’s they way we…

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