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More Thanksgiving memories
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 3:10 PM

By Jim Langham

Add another special Thanksgiving to memories I eluded to in last week’s column. It was spent in Chicago with our daughter, Sandi. Our other daughter, Julie, took the train out of Waterloo and joined us on Thanksgiving morning. Then Sunday, we joined up with son, Jason, and granddaughter, Kirsten.

Thankful? What more can you say when you hear those 22-month-old feet come running across the floor and that little voice yelling, “Papa, moo moo?”

But there was another special moment that was an integral part of this Thanksgiving. It was a young man who was a high school junior born with spina bifida. He has spent his entire life either riding in a wheelchair or, on rare occasion, walking with crutches.