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turkey and the traditional mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables, and pumpkin pie, but my favorite was always the turkey and stuffing. The only time my family ate cranberries was at Thanksgiving, and for the longest time I didn’t realize cranberries were an actual berry — I just thought they came in the form of jelly in a can! Today, Thanksgiving is still about family. Usually, David, the kids, and I celebrate with David’s parents. We eat plenty of turkey and stuffing, and we have leftovers for a few days after. One of our favorite family traditions is setting up the Christmas decorations, which we typically begin after Thanksgiving lunch (before the tryptophan
When I was growing up, we always celebrated Thanksgiving with my dad’s side of the family. I have many fond memories of sharing that day with my aunt, cousins, and grandparents, all gathered around our large dining room table. My family always prepared a huge
kicks in!). It’s a fun family time, although it’s typically David and I who finish the decorating after our kids inevitably lose interest! This is the time of year when we all take a little extra time to count our blessings and tell the people in our lives how much they mean to us. As Americans, we have so much to be thankful for — and we owe a huge debt to those who have fought and
“… the best way to show others how much they mean to you is through their own love language.”
sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy every day. That’s why we are proud to be hosting Stars, Stripes & Smiles, a free day of dentistry for veterans and active military on November 10. On that day, our team will be providing servicemen and servicewomen with their choice of a free cleaning, filling, or extraction. Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible that day. The event is our way of expressing our thanks to the men and women who have given so much. If you are interested in receiving treatment, be sure to call the office at 706-453-1333 for an appointment time.
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