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A local reader’s holiday tradition

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 12:19 p.m. CST

Editor’s Note: Sauk Valley Media asked readers to write about their holiday traditions for inclusion in the “Entertaining Ideas” section in today’s edition. This entry was submitted but unable to be included in the edition:

It had been 4 years since the last time we saw our daughter, Kim. They live in Pasco, Wash.

One Thanksgiving I was talking to our daughter, Kim, on the phone. I asked her what they were going to do that Thanksgiving? She said they were on their way to the store to pick up a pumpkin pie.

My two sisters, Margaret and Karen, and I were playing cards.

Karen’s daughter, Rachel, was to come over sometime that evening.

The doorbell rang, I thought it was Rachel so I just said come on in.

All of the sudden the door opened, and what a surprise, it was our daughter and her husband.

I was so surprised I couldn’t talk. I do like to talk. We had a great Thanksgiving.

When I was talking to Kim they were in our front yard.

This year, they will be here – no surprise.

– Barbara J. Hans, Rock Falls

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