This is a bitter sweet column as I announce to those who don’t already know that I will be leaving The Southeast Sun/Daleville Sun-Courier.
I do hope that my last column spurred some of you to vote in yesterday’s primaries, but today is a new day.
A day that has two little known holidays and one that definitely bears celebrating.
It’s that time of year again, Thanksgiving.
Those who know me, or read the paper around this time last year, will know that one of my pet peeves is the when people skip over Thanksgiving and move straight onto Christmas.
With the beginning of November comes two major holidays: Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. So I’d like to combine the two in a column and say thank you to the veterans that have served this country.
I am what a lot of people would refer to as a “youngun.’”
To put that into perspective, when the towers fell, I was six years old and in first grade, if I remember correctly.
How long has it been since you’ve sat down with your family on a Sunday and had a nice dinner?
I mean a dinner where you just talked, joked, laughed and there were no electronics involved.
The 2018 year was one that ended up being way more exciting than I had ever anticipated.
I started the year as a senior at Troy University but I’m ending it as a full time employee in my degree field in a great community that’s been super receptive.
I’ve got a confession to make, I just haven’t really been able to get into the Christmas spirit yet.
I mean I’m not feeling all “Bah, humbug” but I’m also not really feeling bubbly or jolly like Old Saint Nick.
November is a special time of year.
It’s like a much less expensive Christmas since people always seem to think the two are the same. Yes, I see you people already playing Christmas music and putting up decorations.
Familiarity is something that most people take for granted. It really is true that humans are “creatures of habit.” We enjoy the comfort of a familiar place, familiar actions and familiar people.
My name is Justin Blowers, and I’m the newest staff writer for The Southeast Sun. I’ll be covering a little bit of everything including New Brockton, Level Plains, Coffee County Board of Education and Coffee County