by Sandy Fahy
Photo courtesy of Largo Historical Society
How time flies! Thanksgiving has arrived and Christmas will be here before you know it. Bob Richards says a man goes through three stages--he believes in Santa Claus; he doesn't believe in Santa Claus; then he is Santa Claus ... On another holiday note, Dottie Dennis points out no matter how many Christmas cards you send, the first one you receive will be from someone you missed ... Did you know Maria Johansson, Elizabeth Moran, Charissa Chandler, Susan Dees and Gregory Hoskins turn a year older on Thanksgiving Day? ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Friday to Sandi Jewell, Brooke Smith, Alice Murphy, Vicki Rogers, Jeanne Reynolds, Helen Miller, Carol Holmes, Austin Cabaniss, Janet Clemens, Josephine Marinucci, Eleanor Bowman, Glenn Brummer and Travis Shepherd ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Saturday for Tish Salerno, Sherrill Roberson, David Dunkle and Bill Bennett ... Sunday brings the birthdays of Christina Rohloff, Stacy Jackson, Kristy Davis, Lisa Rice, Susan Fraley and Helen Baker ... Be sure to wish Diane Roper, Sue Ficken, Bonnie DeFriest and Terri Spitz all the best on their special day, which is Monday ... The birthdays of Paula Adler, Joyce Frey, Katie Sterba, Joe Britt, Shelly Harn and Pauline Craig are coming up on Tuesday ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Wednesday to Hariett Clark and Cherie Cockerham ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Tyler and Danene Rice (Nov. 26); Tom and Jan Tracy (Nov. 27); Edgar and Nancy Redd (Nov. 29); Joseph and Phyllis Sipos (Nov. 30) ... It was Helen Keller who said, "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement" ... Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!