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Passing the Gravy Gavel: Old & New Thanksgiving Traditions

“I made my cranberry sauce,” my mother said in a recent telephone conversation. “I’m glad I’m not making Thanksgiving.”  Someone rushing out of the bank had pushed her down, aggravating her arthritis.  This is the first time in decades that … Continue reading

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Post Office Blues

There’s a lot of talk about post offices closing, consolidating, and cutting hours. There’s talk about eliminating Saturday delivery.  The US Postal Service is nearly broke. I guess that shouldn’t be too surprising.  How many of us write letters anymore? Yet, … Continue reading

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