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THANKGIVING ODYSSEY Liveblog#5: Dinner with Mommie

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Click here for installments number one, two, three, and four of this chronicle by WVFC publisher Patricia Yarberry-Allen, writing of her travels home for a major family Thanksgiving. (Ed.) Mommie expected us at 10am to bring her home for Thanksgiving Day.  She was dressed in her winter coat waiting since it was 10:05am when we arrived.  We wanted her to…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

THANKSGIVING ODYSSEY: Liveblog Number Four

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
I woke on Thanksgiving Day at 4am with a terrible sense of things all gone wrong.  I was in my mother’s home and she was in a nursing home.  We had arrived last night after 15 hours on the road and had been just too tired to make sense of much.  The boxes of ingredients for the Thanksgiving dinner had…
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Thanksgiving Odyssey Liveblog #3: The Tale of a Turkey and the Trimmings

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
(Third installment in Dr. Patricia Yarberry’s ongoing chronicle of her life-changing holiday trip home — a trip born of change and time, and evoking far more. ) I am travelling from New York City to my birthplace, Columbia, Kentucky to recreate in my mother’s kitchen, Thanksgiving foods from memories.  My mother is ill and can no longer live without skilled…
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THANKSGIVING ODYSSEY 2008: Liveblog Part One

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series by Patricia Yarberry Allen, WVFC’s publisher, as she drives south on an unexpected  journey home for Thanksgiving. Road trips across the American landscape are an important part of the 21st century romance of Thanksgiving as fragmented families sacrifice to make the family whole for at least one day a year. The…
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