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Joan, the French are doing what Americans did in the 1960s: urban renewal. Here in California, with so many homes near forested areas, wildfires are doing suburban renewal.

I hope your T’giving included something better than making meals and cleaning up afterwards..., or do you enjoy such stuff? If I were cooking for myself I would have had soup, cereal, and ice cream.

Cheers, Tom.

Tom, we protesters in the 1960s didn't set fires and destroy property the ways I obseerve the French doing. We marched, picketed, held sit-ins, some sprayed blood on college records to resist military recruiting on campus. 

My thanksgiving was delightful. I played with my great-granddaughter, had long discussions with individual family members, listened to the dreams of my granddaughter and her partner to open a wood working shop. Dominic and I took a walk. We filled the bird feeders and put out kale for the wild rabbit. I ate a fantastic meal prepared by my granddaughter & daughter. I didn't do a lick of work, not one bit. I took a nap after dinner, and joined the family for homemade apple and pumpkin pie made by my son-in-law.

How about you?  

Joan, I dimly recall a riot in Detroit and someone’s describing it as urban renewal.

VN war protests were less violent. Here’s some of what Wikipedia says:

“The 1967 Detroit riot, also known as the 1967 Detroit Rebellion or 12th Street riot was the bloodiest race riot in the "Long, hot summer of 1967".[2]Composed mainly of confrontations between black people and police, it began in the early morning hours of Sunday July 23, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. The precipitating event was a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar then known as a blind pig,on the city's Near West Side. It exploded into one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in American history, lasting five days and surpassing the violence and property destruction of Detroit's 1943 race riot 24 years earlier.”

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T’giving Is one of the holidays when kids in nearby schools make cards for veterans and we get them here at the vets home. My relatives are in Florida and we don’t do holiday visits. I had turkey and more, such as pecan and pumpkin pies.

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