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Gene Perrett gave this list of eight things to be thankful for:

1 - for automatic dishwashers. They make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family come in for their after-dinner snacks.

2 - for husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house. They usually make them big enough to call in professionals.

3 - for the bathtub--the one place the family allows Mom some time to herself.

4 - for children who put away their things and clean up after themselves. They’re such a joy you hate to see them go home to their own parents.

5 - that we can still have a good heart-to-heart talk with our youngsters. They need a good laugh now and then.

6 - for gardening. It’s a relief to deal with dirt outside the house for a change.

7 - for teenagers. They give parents an opportunity to learn a second language.

8 - for smoke alarms. They let you know when the turkey’s done.

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