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Dear Editor,

I have wonderful memories of Thanksgiving past. Family, friends, food, a time to relax, enjoy and reflect.

Present. Now most stores are open, taking time, precious time from our families and friends. When I was young everything was closed, if something was forgotten, you substituted.

After Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations went up in the stores and around our towns.

Black Friday? Not any longer, now most stores are opened on Thanksgiving, day, enticing us with “deals” to steal precious time from our family and friends.

Is it really worth it? Think about it. Will our children and grandchildren really know the true meaning of being blessed, and being able to spend time with family without shopping for one day?

Thank you to the stores and companies that are closed this day, and have not “caved” by joining the “competition” for a few more dollars.

Have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Rhonda Justice, Harmony Township

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