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A Parade, A Tradition, A Community

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I know that a lot of people say "Jesus is the Reason for the Season," especially in this little country town. And don’t get me wrong; I love the baby Jesus. But for me there’s a little more to the story. For me a powerful reason for the season is 


the town itself, the home that holds and supports little families, neighborhoods, friend groups, classes full of teachers and students, work teams, hospital staff, small businesses, bars, restaurants, grocery stores: in other words various social hubs, the places where we find ourselves most part of community.
Since I believe in love and togetherness I think community is the reason for the season.
And so I enjoy taking the girls down to the traditional Christmas parade in Placerville immensely. This year, maybe because our Festival of Lights the night after Thanksgiving was rained out and had a pretty pathetic turn-out, the parade seemed more busy than ever. Then again, every year it seems busier than ever. I'm tempted to thin…

Thanksgiving A-Z

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A is for Addie.


B is for Beanie. 

and for Books.


C is for champagne

and cats.





D is for Darin.



E is for Emily.