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We had a nice Thanksgiving

The Curmudgeon prefers chicken to turkey therefore I made a roasted chicken. My special garlic rosemary one. It turned out tender and delicious, just the way he loves it. 111 more words

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The First Holiday

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it ~ William Arthur Ward

I have  heard it say that the first holiday without your loved one is always the toughest.   41 more words

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Bittersweet holiday

As I’ve written before I’m sure, Thanksgiving was my dad’s favorite holiday. He loved turkey! My dad was not one to get too excited about food normally, so it was a big deal to watch him devour slice after slice of turkey. 216 more words

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Gratitude, and the Most Peculiar Things

 Whew! Thanks to eight brand new scars, I made it! A year ago today, I was in the hospital fighting for my life. I missed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. 755 more words

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The weight of the world

Since November is National Family Caregiver’s Month, I felt like I should say something about being a caregiver. These last few years, I kept meeting people who were affected by the illness of a loved one and handle it so well. 1,671 more words

Inspiring Caregiver Stories: It Takes a Village

The term “caregiver” is often a more formal way of describing millions of friends and family members who offer care to those they love. Approximately 50 million Americans provide the majority of the assistance for relatives or friends who are elderly, ill, or disabled.  405 more words

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