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Fall has Fell, now what?

Okay, Fall is over; now what? If you are anything like me, you are always sad to see all the brilliantly colored Missouri trees shed their leaves. It hits you like a ton of bricks. You're in your car and notice that all the trees are now brown, soon-to-be sticks. Well, like all stories in the 573 Magazine, this one was not written to bum you out. No, this story is about what's to come.

The end of Fall is like losing a baby tooth for me—scary, but better things to come.

"You expected to be sad in the fall," wrote Ernest Hemingway, but let us not forget, "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall," F. Scott Fitzgerald. The end of Fall is like losing a baby tooth for me—scary, but better things to come. And just like losing a baby tooth, as soon as all the leaves hit the floor, home comforts will return with Thanksgiving and a wonderful feast.

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Is there anyone who doesn't remember what it's like being a child and hearing your mother clanging pots in the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving feast. Or what about that first whiff of the turkey coming from the oven? There is no way to explain that feeling of anticipation and excitement. The Turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, stuffing, deviled eggs… Thanksgiving is a time of great thankfulness for family and our incredibly charitable country.

Don't forget apple pie! Yup, it's Thanksgiving.

And then, before you even get a chance to recover from all the comfort and deliciousness of Thanksgiving, Christmas pops its tasty head from under the Christmas tree—cookies, candies, ham, yams, hot coco, mixed nuts, eggnog, freshly baked rolls, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, pecan pie… Christmas is a happy time where all ugliness is put aside and we give our best to strangers, family and friends a like.

Baked ham and fresh bread! Yup, it's Christmas time.

And then, before you even get a chance to clean up all the present wrappings, boom, in comes a new year, 2023. I know, for a fact, that if you are above ground, it will be a great new year. It will be an excellent year for me and mine, that's for sure—that's my plan anyway. Just keep moving. Claw your way out of that sunken sofa and start dreaming now of something spectacular for 2023. Go back to school, read a book, ride a bike, walk, learn a new recipe, take a trip, take a hike, walk your cat, learn underwater basket weaving—do anything. Do something that lifts your spirits and brings you joy.

Get Out There.

The editor

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