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The Compass Rose: Thicker Than Water

By Ainslie Jones Uhl
“Let’s have a family Thanksgiving,” I said to my friend Mary, “without any blood relatives.” It was a time a few years ago when I had had my fill of filial histrionics and was fed up with the my-way-or-the-highway holiday hosts. I wanted a tradition without the traditional baggage, a happy feast prepared and shared by all — and lots…
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THANKSGIVING ODYSSEY Dessert Course: Wal-Mart Woman

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
At 9 p.m, the night before Thanksgiving I was in a Wal-Mart Superstore, a regional mecca for shopping serving at least five counties and less than one mile from my mother’s home in Adair County, Kentucky. I needed perishables that I had not brought from New York for the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal. This Wal-Mart Super Store was the…
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