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The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

I love the Fall, the cooler weather, the vibrant colors and Thanksgiving, being grateful for our blessings, no presents, no expectations – just getting together with family and friends, gathering around a picturesque table, partaking in a splendid meal and feeling safe while sharing pleasant and personal conversation. Thanksgiving is a day for caring, as […]

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To Shop or Not To Shop

To Shop or Not To Shop

Originally, and for hundreds of years, Thanksgiving was a day of celebration, of being thankful for our blessings and sharing with those we love. Then, Thanksgiving became less traditional meaning turkey, family, football and a day off work. Now, with “Black Friday”— and sometimes even “Black Thursday” — millions of American households consider Thanksgiving as […]

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JNR Spotlight:  Veteran’s Day

JNR Spotlight: Veteran’s Day

I would not describe myself as someone that comes from a “military family.” My grandfathers on both my maternal and paternal side served in WWII and the Korean War but that is to be expected with that generation of men. I did not have parents in the military and I really was not in contact […]

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