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Much to be grateful for
November 26, 2019

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For some of us, the whole "pumpkin spice" thing is as old as childhood.

A can or two of Libby's pumpkin, evaporated milk, a couple of eggs, sugar and the magic combination of cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves and oh, my, the mouthwatering scent of Thanksgiving eve!

Whether we still make those pies from scratch or pick up a couple from Publix, whether we showcase our table with a slow-roasted turkey or another entree of choice, the concept behind this most American of holidays remains the same: It's a day to give thanks for the things for which we are grateful - food on the table, family and friends, the same simple things that marked the first celebration.

Thanksgiving this year also shares another thing with our county's first - we eat, and we celebrate, and we give thanks although we, now as a county, have issues yet to be resolved.

Still, in keeping with tradition set by those first celebrants, this Thanksgiving let us put aside, if only for a day, those concerns and give thanks for the things that are good within our family, good within our community.

May you and yours have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Don't forget the whipped cream for that pie.

- Reporter editorial

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