As the cold, hard reality of the holiday shopping season dawns in earnest, literally millions of shoppers will be considering video-game consoles when they hit the stores (or stay warm shopping online) this week.
One day after Thanksgiving last year, my mother, brother, cousin and I gathered in my 87-year-old grandmother's room at the nursing home. We knew it would be one of the last times we would see her alive. She knew it, too.
John and Ann Betar were married on November 25, 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, before World War II and the first animated full-length film, far before the invention of the PC or the popularity of television.
Serve and protect. That's what fire fighters and police do in the community.
However, today, at Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church's Community Thanksgiving, they and other volunteers, focused simply on serving.