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How did I miss that story first time around? It's wonderful, and I sent the link to all my friends so I hope they can read it too.
I must have been a very dumb child or else I just drew boundaries differently. We were pretty poor, so Dad went hunting a couple times, once brought home a couple rabbits and once a deer, and I had the same reaction as you did - accused him of killing Bambi and the Peter Rabbit, but somehow that never crossed over to animals raised for food. It seemed to just affect me if they were story book animals.
I've been back and forth on the vegetarian thing a couple times, but always end up back with the meat because I am so bone lazy, basically. I just find it ridiculously hard to plan a vegetarian meal every day, though I guess it shouldn't be that hard since lots of people do it.
A wonderful quote, but I forget from where, someone said they wouldn't eat anything with a face or a mother.
Took my first ever Pilates mat class on Saturday, and I think it must be wonderfully effective given the number of places that are feeling it - places that I don't remember ever getting a workout in any other kind of system, so I'll go a few more times and see how it goes.
Glad your day this year turned out to be good. I was alone at Thanksgiving too this year - many years I'm overseas too, and I think it affects me worse than being alone at Christmas would do.
Hope the stories keep coming, Sharon. I do love them. They bring back so many of my own memories at times, and other times I learn things I didn't know that are so interesting.