November 16, 2007
When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was always a big deal. The entire family came together. It was always an adventure. There was football (and football injuries), lots of food and lots more laughter. We had our fair share of squabbles too, but those have long since been forgotten. This year the southern Hales are going to Kentucky for our first “big” Thanksgiving since I joined the military. This will not be exactly the same. Not everyone will be there…and they will be missed. Regardless, fun will be had, food will be devoured and football might even be played (have the ice packs ready).