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This is a four story episode that really splits nicely into two sections, but the overall theme is “resilience.”

Part 1 is about gratitude when times are tough. In “A House Burning,” an out of control fire also proves cleansing. By Matthew Keefer, copyright 2015, used with permission. Visit Matt’s website here.

In “Chipped,” a neighborhood has seen its share of tough times and is shabby compared to the well-off neighbors. By Tina Tocco, copyright 2004, used with permission. Read more about Tina here.

Part 2 is about those tough family relationships that can be the best and worst parts of this and all seasons. “Granny” examines that moment that comes to many of us when dealing with an elderly relative with dementia. By Julie Christine Johnson, copyright 2015, used with permission. Visit Julie’s website here.

“Meyer’s Rebellion” ends this episode on a lighter note, as a man leaving his wife of 46 years has some reassuring news for her. By Paul Beckman, copyright 2015, used with permission. Visit Paul’s website here.

Our theme music is “Reverie: small theme” by _ghost and is used with our thanks under a Creative Commons license.

Would love to hear what you think! Let us know how this episode impacted your Thanksgiving holiday and we will see you in December for our Christmas Serial specials!

Happy listening,