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  •  I was struck (2+ / 0-)
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    trashablanca, Nick Stump

    By the beauty,truth and clarity of your post!
    Your insight into my world was breathtaking.
    I could never have envisioned the words set forth, describing the place where I live,in such beautiful prose!

    Today, my wife, son and I will journey to her Mothers' house to celebrate Thanksgiving with her youngest brother. He is just returned to us from Iraq. He did not spend Thanksgiving in Iraq, but will not spend Christmas at home. My wife's other brother will also be there. He was able to have Thanksgiving, on Thursday with his son, before his son left on a six month Naval deployment.

    The Menu:

    Turkey w/cornbread oyster dressing
    Sweet potato yumyum
    Greenbean casarole
    Cooked baby carrots in butter
    cream corn
    pickled beets
    cranberry sauce
    homemade dinner rolls, cresent rolls, breads

    Gingerbread w/homemade cream
    Pecam pie
    Mincemeat pie
    Pumpkin pie

    Sweet tea, lemonade, spring water
    and a little shine, latter.

    Next Saturday.
    We will host my family's Christmas party.
    This will be the first time we have seen my brothers' son since the day after Christmas last year. The day he left for Iraq. He is just in from country, 11/29, on leave, and is not scheduled to rotate back in the near future.

    Thank God for small favors, as my mother would say!

    The South is already turning blue Nick! The economic dust bowl of the last six years leaves us no other choice!

    Larry Kissle 08!

    Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.  
    – George Orwell

    •  I'm glad for your family (0+ / 0-)

      I know how proud you are of all those in your family serving, and how glad you must be to have them home and safe.  It's hard at holiday times for military families, and you have to have the holiday whenever you can.  Have fun.


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