All posts by Shayne Perry

Shayne Perry is the chief photojournalist at Local 3 news in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He started as an intern and worked his way up to the position he is in now. He has extensive experience shooting and editing TV news content. He studied communications and business management at UTC, and he will always continue to bring his AP award winning news, sports and weather coverage you can count on to the Tennessee Valley for many years to come.

A Thanksgiving to Remember – by Shayne Perry

A young boy, sat at a table full of people he didn’t know. A large family, all helping to make their thanksgiving dinner. Smells and laughter waft through the house. No television to distract from the face-to-face interaction. All the food is scratch made. The kitchen is littered with bits and pieces of dishes and ingredients, a messy labor of love. The smiles and plate passing keep the energy up. The boy is confused, there is no turkey, but a large plate of chitlins, and a ham. There aren’t any scalloped potatoes, but collard greens. As much as Thanksgiving is a universal experience, it differs house to house, culture to culture. This is a short story about how he came to know his neighbors.

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