Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 45 years ago – long ago and far away

Military men and women often share moments that are seemingly out of time. These are universal events singular to the military experience, but shared across generations.  Some of these include: being hunkered down in a fox hole; moving across a battlefield … Continue reading

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My Mother and the Turkey — A Thanksgiving Fable

  My mother wrote the following story many years ago: “When I was young, our neighbor came home with a parcel of turkeys and chickens. Since there wasn’t much traffic on our road, he let them run wild.   This … Continue reading

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John and Priscilla and Myles and Rose

John Alden and Priscilla Mullins Alden are my 8th great grandparents.  Lets get this out of the way right at the start.    Does this make any of me better than anybody else? Nope. So that said, I will share … Continue reading

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The Strangest Thanksgiving Ever!

Everyone has a mental image of Thanksgiving that is right out of a Norman Rockwell painting: the family around the table, Dad carving the turkey, the children beautifully dressed and smiling. Well not all Thanksgivings are like that. I have … Continue reading

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