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Thanksgiving

Currently, I'm enjoying a couple of days visiting my in-laws in La Grange. It is always a restful visit every time we come. We've eaten well, watched the Cowboys win, and and enjoyed visiting with family members we don't see enough.

I consider myself the most blessed man in the world. And for that, I am extremely thankful to God.

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