The Grateful Competition

Every year American families sit at dinner tables laden with nostalgic dishes and inaugurate the holiday meal by giving thanks. Over pours of red wine, each participant takes their turn to tell the crowd what they, uniquely, are grateful for. Perhaps some families are calm during this time. Maybe others are lovingly sentimental. Not mine. No no, Thanksgiving is not a community building event in the Isern household!  It’s a

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