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The Wednesday before Thanksgiving

Not to get all Jean Shepherd on you, but today is one of the best days on the kid calendar.

Sure, there's still school. But in the sense that anticipation often trumps the actual event, the day before the four-day Thanksgiving holiday is tough to beat.

Four days. Just think. That's practically 100 hours. The possibilities are endless.

And then, even when children have to go back to school next week, they are armed with the knowledge that it won't be long before Christmas vacation.

I suspect that more than a few Spokane area teachers will notice that some of their students have a far-away look today.

Can't blame them. It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. And now, finally, the storied “holiday season” is upon us.  

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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