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Traditions seem to be slowly fading away.  Many of them were quite good.  Very few are left including pumpkins on Halloween, actual trees on Christmas, basic traditional meals on various holidays and occasionally cards.  For example, in the past month two people I know have passed. I sent cards to both of their families.  Many people just send condolences online.  People need to feel support during these difficult times.  A card shows sincerity and that you truly cared and that you actually took the time to purchase the card, sign it and put it in the mail.  The annual Christmas tree whether real or fake is still a nice way to celebrate the holiday. This is also true for specific foods for various holidays.  It simply depends on which country you are living in.  The practice of Halloween has become difficult.  Unless you are in a small community, trunk  or treat or treating is the way now in the states.  In other countries the practice still exists on a limited basis. The problems in the past with razors in candy in the states has led to this new way of celebrating.  Traditions are good because they are something you can look forward to every single year. You know how the holidays will be and it is comforting. I have mixed up my family holiday traditions. Often we would have the same foods. There were a few years, though, where each person made their own choice for Christmas dinner for their favorites and I simply made them all. It was usually very interesting although my son and I always wanted filet mignon. Whatever a person’s choice it should be what makes them happy. With the world today, there seems to be less and less of stability, traditions, general  positive feelings and hope for the future. Sometimes the same old way is the best way, don’t you agree? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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