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10:06 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Commentary: Thanksgiving 1963

Thanksgiving 1963 was a somber occasion because of the assassination of President Kennedy the previous week. Commentator Gus Succop says his death made Thanksgiving especially important that year. He also learned a lifelong lesson that day.

Many of us still remember exactly where we were on November 22, 1963.  I was in fifth grade.  After gym that day, our PE teacher told us the news: the president had been shot.  We looked at each other as if our teacher had just spoken to us in Swahili.  That weekend, our family ate every meal in front of our black-and-white television set.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue December 6, 2005

The College Application

(12/6/05) WFAE commentator Jean Spangler thinks her son is perfectly average. The trouble is, these days Spangler says it seems like everyone else's child is outstanding.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Mon December 5, 2005

Loving Unconditionally

(12/5/05) When it comes to raising children, it's not uncommon for parents to say they just want their kids to "be happy." Often that means learning to love children unconditionally. WFAE commentator Janet Miller admits it took her a while to get the hang of this with her daughter.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Mon November 28, 2005

Missing Black Snakes

(11/28/05) As November winds down, evidence of fall is everywhere. Trees have lost many of their leaves. Lawns have browned and mostly stopped growing. Temperatures have dropped below freezing. But the changing weather has WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson thinking about animals, and which ones she'll miss the most this winter.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Wed November 23, 2005

The Cost of Words

(11/23/05) There's always a price to pay when parents seek a better life for their children. In WFAE commentator Carolyn Noell's family paying the cost of "words" was well worth it.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

A Day of Bittersweet

(11/22/05) The holidays can sometimes bring a touch of sadness during what's supposed to be a happy occasion. For WFAE commentator Julie Marr, this is a perfect description for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Mon November 21, 2005

Stuffed

(11/07/2005) One dictionary definition of the term "stuff" is: "A group or scattering of miscellaneous objects or articles." However you define "stuff" WFAE Commentator Caroline Castle Hicks is amazed by the sheer amount of it in our lives.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue November 15, 2005

Baby Boomers

(11/15/05) Can you believe it? Baby Boomers are turning heading into their golden years. WFAE commentator and Boomer Krissa Palmer says it's about time her generation got the respect it deserves.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

Stuffed

(11/07/2005) One dictionary definition of the term "stuff" is: "A group or scattering of miscellaneous objects or articles." However you define "stuff" WFAE Commentator Caroline Castle Hicks is amazed by the sheer amount of it in our lives.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Thu November 3, 2005

A Low Maintenance Halloween

(10/31/05) Some people can't wait until Halloween. After all, it's a time to binge on Kit Kats and play dress up. But WFAE commentator Kristin Sherman says she wishes the holiday weren't so high maintenance.

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