Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it. Especially my daughter Susie and husband Wes, who are celebrating their first Thanksgiving as a married couple with Wes' family and their friends in Johannesburg. It is no mean feat to find a large turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin pie filling in South Africa, but Susie is a very determined young woman.
Laura is a volunteer at FoodShare's tent on Woodland Street in Bloomfield. They needed to get donations of 19,000 turkeys to meet the requests they had received in Hartford and Tolland counties. By Tuesday they had met the goal and were taking cash donations to meet the needs of hungry residents on other days.