Gero-Punk Reflections: Where do stray cats go for Thanksgiving?

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Where do Stray Cats go for Thanksgiving?

By guest Gero-Punk

Colleen Davis

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Ah Thanksgiving! A symbol of family warmth, abundance and beloved traditions that provide each family a unique identity while celebrating a simple and likely somewhat inaccurate story, that nevertheless unites us as a nation. Symbol is the operative word here. I suspect the reality of Thanksgiving for many of us is messy, as reality tends to be.

Don’t get me wrong, I have experienced that picture perfect holiday. As a small child, my family, complete with a mom and a dad, older siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles gathered around the two tables-the children’s table for those of us who had not yet reached adolescence and the adult…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., CT

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontology Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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