Monday, December 30, 2013

Oh the places we go!

I am humbled to see where Latham’s blog has been read in the last few days. I don’t know who you are, only that for some reason you reached out to us. I hope we were able to help in whatever way you needed us. As 2013 winds down, I am optimistic that the New Year will bring more research and support to our children and adults challenged with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome.

I often can be heard complaining about the way an ipad, tablet, android or computer  takes over our lives. Yet I know for a fact I would not have met or talked with many of you without this magical ability to connect. Yes, I do call it magic. How else can you describe it? Miles and miles of land or ocean separate us and we still found each other in a few seconds on-line.  That is magic to a woman who loves libraries and the Dewey Decimal System. Rest assured, we will not track you down, and show up at your door. You know where to find us. We are on that little spit of land sticking out into the Atlantic east of Boston. So, if your travels bring you to Cape Cod or if you are coming to the  USA from abroad, please come for a visit to see what I tend to be rather proud of-- Latham Centers.

All of us at here at Latham wish you and your families a Happy and Healthy 2014! Cheers!

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Adult Services Holds Annual Christmas Party


On Sunday, December 15th, the Adult Services Program of Latham Centers held its Annual Christmas Party for our adults and their families. It was a great evening of dining and dancing. The individuals and staff enjoyed the Ugliest Christmas Sweater contest held by the Residential Managers. Elton Cutler won the contest with Stephen Lavallee giving Elton some serious competition.

Submitted by:
Cindy Loring

Friday, December 27, 2013

TIP of the WEEK: Keeping it Positive


Remember when your mother told you that if you didn't have anything nice to say not to say anything at all? Well she was right, very right. Although you may be tempted to show your emotions, not doing that will end or at least lessen the duration of an emotional outburst. The angrier or more frustrated you get, the stronger and more emotional your child will be. Staying calm not only keeps your mind clearer but it models appropriate behavior to your child.

We have all been in the situation where our nerves are frayed and walking away seems to be the best option only to be followed by a determined and very loud child who has their mind set and locked. Escape seems futile. And it is. When it comes to a battle of wills, you will lose every time. The best and most effective strategy is to be calm, positive and supportive. No easy task, but once you see the results it will get easier each time. Have some catch phrases, some "go to" lines that will make it easier to distance yourself from the meltdown:
  • "I can hear how upset you are, I'm here when you want to tell me what's wrong."
  • "I care about what is making you this mad, I want to listen, maybe I can help."
Have an image in your mind of a happy time, go there when times get tough to remind yourself why this is so worth it. It is easy to become despondent when behaviors take over your little boy or girl but underneath the fits is a sweet kid who is just trying to manage their environment the best they can. Coping with stress and anxiety is extremely difficult when you have impulse, communication and executive function deficits.

Try to remind yourself that this behavior is the result of neurological damage. That is not an excuse for poor behavior but it is an explanation and until better coping skills are learned, it is all they know how to do. The answer is to teach during calm moments and be a supportive coach during times of chaos and high agitation. Meeting anger with kindness will get you much farther than meeting anger with resentment and frustration. Think of the difference between putting a cool cloth on a burn or boiling water. What will bring the best results? Remember that your child is looking to you to see how to cope, how to relate to and treat others and how to love. You have a big job but it is worth every minute of the good and the not so good.

Submitted by:
Patrice Carroll
Manager of PWS Services

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Latham Players Delight Audience!




Several of our individuals were in a Christmas play during their Christmas Party at the Yarmouth House today. They enjoyed a lovely lunch, received presents from the CCI staff (aka Santa) with assistance from elves (individuals). They performed a parody based on the 12 days of Christmas. Dalton A. ponders what he will get for his true love for Christmas, Pam K. is the cow in eight maids a milking while Leona R. is playing the part of 12 pipes a piping, but was actually a plumber! It was a remarkable performance by the talented actors.

Submitted by:
Cindy Loring

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holidays at Latham

It is awfully quiet here at Latham School today. It is the day after Christmas and most of our students and individuals are with their families, enjoying the holiday break at home. Several families have made it to the Cape and celebrated the day on chilly Cape Cod. It really doesn’t matter where you gather, only that you are with people you care about. For those who couldn’t be with families, our dedicated staff stood in for them with grace, cheer and encouragement. They are truly kind and remarkable people. Wrapping presents, sharing holiday rituals, reading Christmas stories and making the day special was their sole focus.

When you live with PWS, we know it can’t be about the food. We all get that. So, we celebrate with song, dance and yes, gifts from Santa. Carefully chosen, beautifully wrapped, no two alike. That is what I want people to understand. The care that goes into making the holiday special by people who leave their homes and families to come to work on Christmas; because Latham never closes and is home to many.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our students, individuals, their families and to the great staff of Latham Centers!

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Latham School Students Give Back to Those in Need This Holiday Season


Latham students and staff present check to Julie Wake, Director of Communications & Development, Housing Assistance Corporation (second from right)

Annual Craft Fair Proceeds Benefit Two Cape Charities Serving Disadvantaged Children

Latham School students in Brewster have donated proceeds from their Annual Craft Fair to two Cape Charities. The students will award cash gifts to The Angel House Shelter of The Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) in Hyannis and The Masonic Angel Fund of Orleans. Last year’s fair beneficiary was the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund.

“The fair gives our students a creative license to do for others at a time of year when so many on Cape Cod are in need,” explains Latham School Director of Education, Gerry Pouliot.  “The event also gives our staff an opportunity to teach empathy and compassion for individuals perhaps not so dissimilar from themselves.”

Items ranging from holiday ornaments, soaps, scarves and blankets, handmade books and cards, jewelry, and votive lights were all quickly snatched up by Latham staff in support of the children’s generous efforts. According to Latham Transitional Counselor and fair organizer Shauna Kelly, “The craft fair is a favorite annual event celebrating generosity at Latham. Our students give of themselves in creating beautiful crafts knowing proceeds from the fair will go to a charity of their choosing. They are always very thoughtful in what charity will be chosen.”

This one-day event is the culmination of Latham’s intensive and highly customized-work with students throughout the year as they practice the four tenants of the Latham-adopted Circle of Courage cultural empowerment model.  “The Circle of Courage approach requires staff and students to examine four basic human needs to find workable solutions within our tightly-knit campus,” says Pouliot. “The four needs—Belonging, Independence, Mastery, and Generosity—are all played out in this one simple but important exercise. The work not only strengthens the Latham community, but also the greater community-at-large.”

HAC's family shelters provide a safe haven and services to families experiencing housing crises. The Angel House shelter in Hyannis works with families recovering from alcohol or other drug abuse. Angel House provides a structured and secure environment where mothers and children can be reunited and recover from the dual traumas of substance abuse and homelessness.

The Masonic Angel Fund of Orleans provides modest assistance to children in need who do not fit the criteria for the usual social-service programs. Such assistance might be to provide a pair of glasses, a coat, shoes, field trip fees or minor health services. The Masonic Angel Fund has supported select Latham students for more than a decade for such services and needs—often when there is no family support or family interaction.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Giving Back to the Community


Today we went to the Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis. We went to go give a $320 check and crafts. We raised this money by our annual craft fair.  We worked very hard during the craft fair.  Everyone’s crafts were very nice, and they all worked very hard on them.  The most amazing thing about our trip was how appreciative and happy the staff were. We were nice to raise that money to give to such a wonderful charity because people need our assistance.  
We were happy to donate this money to the Housing Assistance Corporation, and are looking forward to donating to the Angel Fund in January!

Written by:
Lyssa and Ambrosia
Latham School Students

Friday, December 20, 2013

TIP of the WEEK: Food Security During Home Visits



Maintaining food security during the holidays is hard, plain and simple. Maintaining food security when your child is visiting for a home visit is even harder because it is out of your everyday routine which is why it is the most written about topic on The Tip. You are busy, stressed, worried about how your child will tolerate the change in routine and wanting to keep the peace. Here are some ways to make this week as enjoyable as possible for you and your family:

  • Take time before your child comes home to "PWS proof" your house. If your child only visits during the holidays then have someone who is not as familiar with your home as you are to do a walk through. You have locked the fridge and moved the extra canned foods to a secure location but did you remember the can of loose change you keep on the shelf? Have you removed the candy dish from the dining room table and taken the younger siblings gummy vitamins from the top of the fridge?
     
  • Do you have a plan for the holiday party if your son or daughter cannot maintain safety? Don't go with a group that will all have to leave if you do. If the party is 2 hours away, have a plan to stay in a hotel if need be. A 2 hour drive with a child with PWS who is escalated is trying at best and dangerous at worst. Staying over at someone else's home even for one night is risky even if you have explained the need for security. If you do not live this life, you don't get it. Period.
     
  • Schedule time with your other kids so you can be alone with them. This is their holiday too and if you want to maintain or develop a healthy relationship it cannot be all about their siblings needs.
     
  • Find some time for yourself. This is so important. If you live close to your residential provider ask if you can hire a staff person for a few hours to come to your home and watch your child while you take some time to be alone, run errands or attend a party that may be too stressful for your child.

The holidays can and should be fun and festive. I am trilled to announce that over Thanksgiving we had minimal weight gains for our students and adults who went home. Parents and extended family did a phenomenal job maintaining food security and with that we also saw very few behavioral issues during and after their visits.

We wish you all a very happy holiday and want the safest and most enjoyable time for you and your family. You deserve it!





Submitted by:
Patrice Carroll
Manager of PWS Services

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Knitting for a Cause Makes us Warm and Grateful


Latham Centers gives special thanks this holiday season to Knit Lit., a community knitting group that meets weekly out of the bustling Brooks Free Public Library in Harwich.  The informal group open to all works tirelessly throughout the year on four special volunteer projects for Cape non-profits. After a friend and Latham supporter described the work of Latham Centers, the group selected us as its latest beneficiary.  Interestingly, about one quarter of Knit Lit members are vision-impaired and could easily identify and empathize with our individuals with special circumstances-some sight compromised themselves.  Unfortunately, vision issues are an all too common physical disability associated with individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

After coming to understand more about Latham’s unique special needs population, Knit Lit decided to create stylishly vibrant scarves, hats, gloves and purses in a range of colors and sizes to fit our co-ed children and adult residents. Knitter Janice explains, “This was such a fun activity for us because normally we knit for children only, which means smaller sizes. With this project we were able to knit for a more diverse audience who are all so deserving, while expanding our horizons within the knitting group.”

Above, Tim Vaughan, Latham Centers Director of Leadership and Growth, stands with knitter Carla (with dark glasses), a happy Latham School student, and Janice (far right) to showcase some of the fine quality work Knit Lit produced and generously donated. It is because of groups like Knit Lit that Latham Centers’ individuals are able to connect with the larger community and feel that they belong. Latham Centers students and adult residents thank Knit Lit for donating their time, energy and skills for the winter ahead.  All of us at Latham will think of you with gratitude as we bundle up and stay warm this holiday season!

Submitted by: 
Katrina Fryklund and Gerry Desautels
Latham Development Office



“In life, as in knitting, don't leave loose ends. Take the time to thank the people 
who matter in your life.” 
~Reba Linker

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Latham Holiday Tradition

I should have worn my boots to work this morning. Regrets, I have a few… now a nice pair of new shoes is about to get a sloppy snow bath. I apparently neglected to remember the weather report and currently I am watching a beautiful, wet snow pile up outside. Some days are like this. Now the good news is that the Latham School kids are busy preparing for the 2013 Holiday Party happening today, Thursday, December 19th and this is considerably improving my mood.

The sounds of the chorus are filtering upstairs to my office. I am a sucker for this event. I don’t care how much snow, wind, rain or hail comes down on my head. I will be at this party come you know what or high water. To me, this is what this time of year is all about. Joyful singing, bell ringing and a child-like anticipation of things to come.

There still exists here at Latham a belief in the magic of the season. No one is complaining about crowded stores, out of stock gifts or identity theft. It is about being with people who care about each other and truly understand the importance of community.

Gifts will be given by men in tights and a jolly old elf. That in and of itself is worth the price of admission. These dedicated, hard-working individuals put aside their dignity for an afternoon of fun and laughter, knowing that the kids love the pageantry of the season and all it represents. If I could describe the delight on the faces of the students, I would, but the words don’t do their expressions justice. It is happiness in its purest form. I will walk around for the rest of the day with a silly smile on my face and that is okay by me.

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant



“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” 
 ~Mark Twain

Monday, December 16, 2013

Time Flies

The calendar is telling me it is mid-December and I can’t quite believe it. Where did the year go? How is it possible that 2014 is just two weeks away? Did someone fast-forward time? I could swear that it was just the opening of baseball season a short while ago….Now I feel the panic start to rise as I look at the multitude of unfinished projects littering my office. Breathe I tell myself.

This was the way my morning was going; then a remarkable event happened. One of our students (I will refer to her as “the dog whisperer”) came upstairs to my office with her newest “student”. She is truly a master at training. Here’s part of our conversation…..

Me: "I’m so glad you came up to visit. I have a mess in my office."

She: "Well you know, the pup was working hard and she needed a break. Everyone needs a break now and then." 

Me: "I don’t know how you do what you do with the dogs."

She: "I’m just patient with them. They can learn. She just needs to go for a walk now."

This charming, talented and humble teen is far and away the best dog trainer I have ever seen.  And guess what? I need a break. I am going for a walk too. This will be here when I get back and I have a feeling I will be ready to tackle some more of it.

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant





“When you can't figure out what to do, it's time for a nap.” 
 ~Mason Cooley

Friday, December 13, 2013

TIP of the WEEK: The Trouble with Stuff

Our kids have a tendency to collect. Some collect items of a particular theme ( like every possible wrestling magazine that has ever been published, ever!) Some collect toys. Some collect papers from school or coupons. Whatever the collection, at some point it begins to resemble a hoard and it is at that point when emotional attachment becomes unreasonable. Any attempt made to manage the collection is near impossible. My suggestion is to try not to get to the point where peace of mind and personal security are tied to inanimate objects. It is tempting to allow our kids to collect, especially when we find something that they are so interested in. We want to see them happy, see them pour their energy into something positive but the problem is, like so many other things, they can't stop at moderate. Soon that harmless hobby has taken over their rooms, your house and unfortunately their minds. If you see an over interest in one thing, you are watching the beginning of hoarding behavior and it can be stopped. Having an interest in a sports team or the weekly sales flyers is fine as long as they are able to enjoy other interests as well. Family members and friends will latch on when they hear that your son or daughter likes a particular thing and suddenly you have 1000 fire trucks or Minnie Mouses in your child's room. You all know what I mean...

Here's what helps- For every one item that comes in, donate one item to a local charity. Let your child choose the item and let them go with you to donate it. Giving items away not only promotes empathy and compassion for those less fortunate it also decreases the likelihood of an unreasonable emotional attachment forming (not to mention it keeps your house a lot cleaner). We know that an organized and simple environment is the most beneficial for our kids. Clutter and abundance creates chaos in the minds of people with poor executive function. Too much stuff hurts them. Ask family members to check with you before buying gifts so that you can manage what comes into the house. We want to see our kids happy but remind yourself that what they want and what they need are almost never the same thing when you have a child with PWS. Start young and it is likely that this behavior can be avoided. And if you have already bought your child every Justin Beiber notebook, t-shirt, travel mug and shower curtain for Christmas that you could find, don't beat yourself up, New Years resolutions are right around the corner...

Submitted by:
Patrice Carroll
Manager of PWS Services

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"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." 
~Author Unknown

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 2013 Latham School Holiday Craft Fair

Today is the day we have all been waiting for at Latham School! Our talented and generous students created a wonderland of crafts for sale to benefit charity. While the selected charity is still a mystery, hoards of shoppers descended on the dining room to purchase art and gifts made by our students.

It says a lot when the gift you purchase is hand-made. The gift is “one of a kind” and pulls you to purchase it. I always find as I look at the scarf, journal, ornament or jewelry that a name pops into my head on who will be the happy recipient of this treasure.  My support of the students then supports their charity choice. On this Friday, December 13th the Student Council will announce the name of the charity receiving the donation and good wishes from Latham. I look forward to hearing who it will be!

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant



“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” 
 ~Maya Angelou

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It’s Snowing at Latham

It’s snowing (she said with a sigh). When I was young this would elicit shouts of joy and a search for mittens and boots. Growing up in a neighborhood of close homes and big families meant we shouted from yard to yard to gather the troops for a trip to the steepest street down the block. On rare occasions, we would get someone to bring us one town over to a golf course that was magical for rides down long hills. I loved winter back then. Now I see only the hassle involved with snow. The good news is that I think I left the ice scraper in the car all summer so all I have to do is shift the beach chair, umbrella and all the other stuff I never removed from the trunk to find it.

This is one of the reasons I love working at the Latham School campus. Nothing, and I mean nothing, is better than a kid’s excitement at seeing snow. It is joyful noise--an anticipation of the touch of a snowflake on your nose, the absolute coldness of it on your hands as you form that snowman. Who doesn’t want to make snow angels? Talk about a sensory experience. What is more fitting In December than a white blanket on the ground? And here’s a secret: We don’t need to tell anyone they are “exercising”. Pure & simple; playful fun. Now that makes a little snow down the collar worth it.

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant



“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” 
 ~John Steinbeck
 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Generosity

Latham is gearing up for a fabulous finish to 2013. There is so much going on that I can hardly contain myself. Community meetings, bell ringing performances, craft fairs, parties, holiday preparations; you name it, we are doing it! There is a busy vibe in the air as the days become shorter and the cold weather sets in. I think what I love most about Latham is the spirit of generosity & kindness I observe here on a daily basis. Be it as simple as holding open the door, helping with chores, or demonstrating kindness to a fellow student who is upset; it all makes for a close-knit community that I am proud to be a part of.

I know there are folks out there who would look at our students and individuals with a “glass half empty” view. They see “poor little special needs people” and can I just say-- how wrong they are! My view is that of a community of strength & resilience. Of people who ask “How can I help?” not “How can you help me?”  Many schools now include a “community service” requirement for graduation….and that’s wonderful but frankly, you are coming a little late to our party! We welcome your service; thank you for joining our kids and adults who, in spite of their challenges, have been doing this for years, often without any reminders from adults about it! I remember quilts being make for disaster victims back in the 1980’s, of knitted hats made for babies with HIV, of food drives and craft sales all with a focus on people somewhere in the world, in need.

That’s one thing that continues to ring true at any time of year. It truly is better to give than receive.

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant


“I know there is strength in the differences between us. 
I know there is comfort where we overlap.” 
 ~Ani DiFranco

Friday, December 6, 2013

TIP of the WEEK: Choosing a Provider


Making the decision to seek residential services for your child can be a difficult emotional process. Allowing your child to live, learn and grow in a PWS community, away from home can be one of the most loving and selfless things that a family can do. If and when you are faced with making that decision here is what to look for in a residential provider:

1. Are they active in national and/or international PWS groups? Does the agency participate in conferences or in any way further their knowledge by keeping up with the latest research and best practices? I can't stress this enough. We are in the middle of an explosion of new treatments and practices, does the agency you are considering stay abreast of these?

2. How does this agency resolve conflict or disagreements with families in regard to treatment? Families are the experts in their children, they know them far more intimately than a residential provider but providers are experts in long term care and the steps needed to achieve goals and be successful. Are parents an active part of the treatment team?

3. Is the agency strength based as opposed to restrictive? Any PWS provider will restrict food access but aside from that, are there practices that allow for your child to achieve their potential using positive methods? Look for a program that increases positive experiences for wanted behaviors as opposed to taking things away for unwanted behaviors.

4. Are other parents satisfied with the care their child receives? This will be a large indicator for you when you are making this decision. Parents who feel comfortable and satisfied with the care their child receives is one of the biggest indicators of a good program.

5. Do they walk the walk? Ask for examples of strength based practices, ask for examples of success etc... Do not simply accept the words you are being told, ask for instances when these theories became practice. Ask how they approach challenging behaviors when the old PWS standbys did not work. A good program should be able to easily provide these examples for you.
6. Is the program nationally accredited? Have standards of care, best practices, educational excellence been rigorously evaluated by a recognized program? This is an indication that the program is reaching beyond minimum requirements and striving to meet higher standards for the individuals they support.
No matter what program you choose be sure to allow for an adjustment period where everyone is getting to know each other. It typically takes one year to adjust and that adjustment is almost always harder on family members than it is in the person with PWS. Keep open lines of communication and a very open mind. It is not unusual for challenging behaviors to increase before they get better. Stay involved as an active member of the team and be open to new ideas and practices. Always remember that we are all working towards to same goal- for your child to be the best person they can be.

Submitted by:
Patrice Carroll
Manager PWS Services

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Habits

Let the post-Thanksgiving refrigerator cleaning begin! It boggles my mind on what I save and then throw away. At one time, my house included three hungry adolescents who seemed incapable of passing the fridge without stopping to re-fuel. But for quite a while it has been down to the two of us and believe me when I say, any opportunity to go out for a bite instead of cooking is well received! What I seem to miss is the common sense connection between fewer people, fewer meals = less grocery purchases. Habits are hard to break. To have a different outcome, I need to create a different shopping experience. Just because the jumbo size is on sale, doesn’t mean I should buy it if in fact I am going to throw out half of it. I can see this so clearly as I gaze into what I think is last week’s stir-fry left-over. So why do I constantly sabotage myself when I go out to the store?

Habits. What I already know is easy. What I now need to learn is making me a little uncomfortable. I think this is something we all do; choosing the familiar over the new. I try to remember this when asking a student, individual or staff to try a new coping skill or a new behavior. It takes time to come to terms with this new, uncomfortable response. It takes patience to encourage and nurture it and it still must fulfill a need of some kind. Finally, it takes courage to give up what you know in favor of something different. Remember that the next time you ask a person to change their habit or “just stop doing that”.

Time, patience, fulfillment, courage. If I can remember this on my next shopping adventure, I can definitely save myself some guilt and money.

Submitted by,
Chris Gallant




"The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change." 
~Eng's Principle

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cape Tech Meets Latham!

Latham would like to thank the students from the Cape Cod Regional Technical School for their wonderful presentation on how to properly maintain our teeth. Eight students, along with their teacher Brenda Stafford, gave two, forty-five minute presentations that included everything from the proper way to floss to the “pink stuff” that dentists use to clean your teeth! Our students came prepared with questions and tips of their own for our presenters. It was wonderful to see the local and Latham community join together for such a positive experience!

Submitted by:
Mary Ware












Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Happy #GivingTuesday!


Happy #GivingTuesday- December 3rd  has finally arrived! Your end-of-year, tax deductible donation will help enrich programs for individuals with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome, like the adult resident above. Vocational programming has helped him learn skills that he uses daily, while simultaneously working in the amazingly supportive Cape Cod community. Want to learn more about Latham Centers? Read a detailed account of how your donation will help our individuals, like Evie! We thank you for considering giving to Latham Centers, and ask you to share this momentous day with your friends at Latham Centers.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pajama Day

I declare today a pajama day. Unfortunately, I am sitting at my desk in the midst of a wind and rain storm that is wreaking havoc with people’s travel plans. I am safe and warm, but dressed and at work. To paraphrase Mick…You can’t always get what you want.

Want versus Need.

I want to be back at home, in pajamas and in bed. I need to be dressed, focused and at work. I think that sometimes the “wants” get ahead of the “needs” for me. The distinction between those two words is great. I have lots of “wants”. There is much out there to tempt me. Another trip to an exotic place? I want it. New Uggs? I want them. German car? I want it. But the fact of the matter is I only need “the needs”.  Tomorrow I will be spending it with some pretty terrific people. So, I need you to have a wonderful day. Have a wonderful, joyous family holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant


"Everything is better in your pajamas"~
Author Unknown