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Arkansas Family’s Neighbors Show The Real Spirit of Christmas

An Arkansas family who was sent a racist note in regards to their Black Santa display is receiving national headlines thanks to the family’s neighbors.

The Kennedy family received a racist note in their mailbox asking them to remove their Black Santa saying,

Please remove your negro Santa Claus yard decoration. You should try not to deceive children into believing that I am negro… Yours Truly, Santa Claus.

The Lakewood Property Owners Association denounced their involvement after it was revealed that whoever sent the letter used their return address. Lakewood personally assured the family that they were valid members of their community.

After neighbors heard about the letter they decided to support the Kennedy’s by putting up Black Santa’s all over the neighborhood.

Chip Welch, 70, who has lived in the neighborhood with his wife for more than 20 years said, “We were all pretty concerned about it, and we decided it would be poetic for everyone to get Black Santa’s.” Welch continued saying, “It was unsolicited, it was undeserved, it was un-Christmas, and hopefully it was not reflective of Lakewood, and certainly not reflective of the kind of country I want to live in.” (Source: Washington Post)

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Veterans Day Discounts You Don’t Want To Miss Out On

As we honor those who sacrifice their lives to keep us safe and to protect the liberties that we enjoy, many restaurants are gearing up to give out freebies to Veterans across the nation. If you’re a vet bring your military ID and get these goodies.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Free Donut
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Ten Boneless Wings
  • Cracker Barrel – Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake
  • Bonefish Grill and Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Ten percent off order
  • Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Free Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Qdoba – Fifty percent off a meal
  • Cici’s Pizza – Free Adult Buffet
  • Golden Corral – Free meal and beverage

Know of a freebie or discount honoring Veterans today? Share it.

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Home

Lifestyle Writer Jennifer Hamra shares 20 Mother’s Day ideas to help you celebrate Mom at home this year. It’s been a long time since I’ve done the breakfast in bed thing but in the age of “Shelter at Home,” I’m all for it.

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Here are a few ideas from Good Life Detroit to start:

  1. Create a brunch buffet bar for Mom! (And don’t forget the Mimosas!)
  2. Take Mom out for a bike ride if the weather is nice.
  3. Make Mom breakfast in bed.
  4. Pamper Mom with an at-home Spa Day.
  5. Cook a special homemade dinner for Mother’s Day.

Click Here for the RestNumber 10 is by far my favorite.

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