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ABOUT THIS MONTH'S COVER:
Mary Lodge captures the warmth and joy of
the Christmas holiday in our cover photo.
She is a member of Paris Photography Club.
OK, I admit it. This is my favorite
time of year. Sure the parties and presents
are great, but this is the season to
adopt an attitude of gratitude, and I
Gratitude is pretty trendy these
days. There are Gratitude Challenges
online, as well as a host of books about
gratitude. My favorite is Thanks! How
the New Science of Gratitude Can Make
You Happier. Really?
Here in Henry County some things
may still be a mystery, but gratitude is
not one of them. In fact, our entire holiday
edition is filled with community
blessings. Many are things that other
towns take for granted or perhaps
don’t even have access to. For example,
Arts and Entertainment features
many of the fun, free children’s events
in Downtown Paris. For a beautiful,
historic, safe downtown where our
children can enjoy Christmas activities
in a community setting, I am truly
For Paris Cuisine’s Editor Cindy
Snyder’s delicious take on a holiday
brunch, for access to fresh food and
water, and for all of those loved ones
who will gather together this season, I
am truly thankful.
The older I get, the more thankful
I become for the history of our community
and for people like Larry Ray
(When Bullets Flew, page 35), Shannon
McFarlin (Reminiscence, page 7)
and others who have and are preserving
And for folks like Randall Perry and
Jonathan Lodge who have formed
PerryLodgic Brewing Company. These
entrepreneurs are gutsy, energetic and
passionate about what they do. I’m
thankful that they live here and are
willing to share their talents.
We can never be grateful enough.
But reading through these pages made
me realize that when giving thanks,
our community, our people, our heritage
and the ties that bind us to one
another are blessings that should
never be taken for granted.
Happy Thanksgiving and
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine