Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays (second only to Halloween) but this year it’s going to be bittersweet. Throughout my entire life, it’s been with and about family but for the first time in 33 years, my son Alex will not be there. He passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 1.

Last Thanksgiving, he and I went out to dinner, alone, at a local restaurant. There was no way I was going to wrestle a 20 pound turkey into submission, abandoning 90 percent of it to freezer oblivion, periodically reminding me of my wastefulness as I pawed through a dozen individual-sized containers of leftovers in search of sugar-free Fudgsicles.  More»

By: Sandra Gurvis

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