Today is a Thanksgiving unlike any other in recent memory. No doubt as you read this, you and your loved ones may be preparing a smaller meal to be savored only by those in your household. Your table is set for immediate relatives and with one extra place setting – where your laptop or mobile device will be stationed to virtually connect with family members and friends who cannot join you in person.
This sounds like the Thanksgiving my wife, Barbara, and I are celebrating today in Westfield. Our children and grandchildren live thousands of miles away, and this year will be the first in many we have not gathered in person. We miss our family very much and long to be with them as much as you likely wish to be with yours. We also miss petting and playing with our two Brittanies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made this