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Once again, we were honored to host some Dillard students over for Thanksgiving dinner. On the menu: Fried turkey, HoneyBaked ham, greens, Mexican corn, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato casserole, dressing, Oreo cheesecake, pound cake, Italian cream cake, sweet potato pie (courtesy of alumna Jean Kennedy), and cupcakes (courtesy of 11 year old Lydia Kimbrough).

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As usual, very little was left. The Oreo cheesecake probably was the hit of the night.

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We first had students over in 2009 at Philander Smith College. The picture above is from 2010. Benjamin is in a high chair (he had just turned 2). Carmela (in the gold sweater next to Lydia) has been with us every year since 2009 when she was a freshman.

This is just a simple way to connect with students, as well as provide a home away from home. One of our new transfer students from Nigeria reminded me that doing acts of kindness like this come back to you in some form. I then had to fight him off all night trying to wash dishes. But he did jump in to sweep up a plate Lydia broke.

His words to me are what I am thankful for today.

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