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- I’m feeling #blessedbeyondmeasure today. Why? Because I got to spend the day with my beautiful Mother and several of our dear friends to celebrate Mom’s 89th birthday. Most of my close friends do not have a living Mother, so a few of them have adopted mine as theirs. That is fine with me, as We have always held our friends as close as family. As I told my Mother today, “ Age is the number of years the world has been enjoying you…. Lucky World!!” And, #LUCKY #me !What to do with leftover sugared cranberries? Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread!Happy Thanksgiving 2022 from The KippsI recently read the following two books: #apeopleshistoryoftheunitedstates by @therealhowardzinn . David had suggested this to me eons ago and I just got around to reading it. It should be required reading in senior year of High School! There were so many truths left out of our history lessons. This book can really stir up some emotions - David was fortunate to take a class and attend Howard Zinn’s famousAnother great #momanddaugther day!10 September 2022 - day 5. We traveled from Warsaw to Wrocław by train and had a whole first class reserved car to ourselves! As we walked from the train station in Wrocław to our hotel we noticed lots of people, young and old, wearing red cone hats- so we followed to find out what was going on and found the Wroclawski Festival Krasnoludkow. This is an annual festival of the Polish gnome, of which there is a cartoon show . And Wrocław is famous for its over 300 bronze gnomes stationed throughout the city. The gnome representation was originally used during the protest movement of the 1980’s while Poland was under Soviet rule. They were called the Orange Alternative and either people would dress up as gnomes or paint pictures of them all over government propaganda.