Dear Readers,

As I write this, I am anticipating all the upcoming holiday celebrations, and it’s a crazy time for the Turners. We have my birthday, Larry’s son’s birthday, our anniversary, Christmas and New Year’s, all between December 15 and the end of the year. Plus, we are putting the finishing touches on this issue.

I am sitting at my computer and pondering what would I like to see happen in 2020, and the phrase from the movie “Miss Congeniality” starring Sandra Bullock as an undercover agent in a beauty pageant comes to mind. Like in the movie, I would like to wish for world peace. And I would like it to begin here in the United States with all political parties joining together to make the world a better place for everyone. I am sick of the constant bickering and disturbing politics we seem to experience each day.

I would like to see more kindness in the world, and I would like to be able to participate in accomplishing this in my own way because I believe everyone can make a difference. Therefore, we are re-introducing “Giving Back” in this and future issues. Several years ago we introduced the concept and featured William Gallo, who is very active in many wonderful causes, and we asked Bill if he would be part of our ongoing effort to recognize people in our communities who contribute to our society. We were delighted he said yes.

Juliette Woodmansee has been contributing to the magazine for many years with excellent recommendations on exercise, healthy eating, and overall fitness. Her company, Complete Fitness, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and we wanted to congratulate her on this milestone. She recently climbed to Mount Everest Base Camp, and we asked her to share the experience with you.

This issue is full of great ideas to start 2020 off right and we hope you enjoy the issue as much as we have in putting it together.

We wish you and yours a Happy New Year and a great 2020.


Roberta B. Turner

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