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7 Rich Blessings of the Family Dinner Table

2018-11-25T08:13:25+00:00

My grandmother (Betty Jones) believed that every family—especially hers—should gather around the dinner table together, often. So, she put up homegrown vegetables all summer for our weekly family dinners. If she hadn’t, well, we might have had to settle for mere store-bought produce. She made homemade mayonnaise because the kind in the jar just wouldn’t do. [...]

7 Rich Blessings of the Family Dinner Table2018-11-25T08:13:25+00:00

What I Learned the Day I Died: Thoughts from Mark Russell

2017-11-20T08:13:11+00:00

His heart just stopped. There was no warning. No time to yell out for help. Suddenly, everything went black. Mark Russell--one of the officials, a city councilman, and my dear friend--crumpled over, lifeless, on the sideline of the football field in the Madison Academy-McCallie game, August 25th. I sat in the stands, watching in horror, [...]

What I Learned the Day I Died: Thoughts from Mark Russell2017-11-20T08:13:11+00:00

Why the First Thanksgiving Wasn’t Really the First Thanksgiving

2017-07-07T08:10:48+00:00

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I’ve found it interesting to learn that the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving feast probably wasn't the first Thanksgiving feast. Actually, many scholars believe the Pilgrims based their Thanksgiving feast on a biblical one, the Feast of Tabernacles. Both were harvest feasts. Both were celebrated by "pilgrims" who had made a [...]

Why the First Thanksgiving Wasn’t Really the First Thanksgiving2017-07-07T08:10:48+00:00