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Thanksgiving – a Special American Holiday

Posted on November 29, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb “There is one day that is ours.Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” – O Henry – American author. After the road races, football games and Macy’s Parade, most Americans sit down to a lovely Thanksgiving Day dinner. In its purest form, this is a day to come together with friends and family to give thanks for the bounty of the Lord, a plentiful harvest and what is truly most important in life – the health and well-being of loved ones. History tells us the first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians at Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday to be observed each November. Centuries later,…

“And If You’re Very Lucky, You Find Someone Willing To Stand With You”

Posted on May 12, 2013

Word Press Daily Prompt: I Want To Know What Love Is: We each have many types of relationships – parents, children, spouses, friends. And, they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all varieties of  “love”? “And in the end the best you can hope for is to find a place to make a stand. And if you’re very lucky, you will find someone willing to stand with you.” Castle Finale Season Three Someone willing to stand with you…to me, that quotation distinguishes the single trait, the thread of continuity in all relationships, essential to love. Be those relationships with family, friends or in romance. It is those who…