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    Sheila Barnard Nungesser

    Sheila Barnard Nungesser
    Sheila Nungesser is a native of Asheville, NC and has degrees from UNC and GSU. After working as a teacher and technical writer for several years, she whimsically applied for a position at Delta Air Lines, learned French, and flew internationally for the rest of her career. Recently retired, she has traded her wings for horses. She and her husband Phil are designing a horse farm near Asheville where she hopes to prove Thomas Wolfe wrong: that you can go home again.
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      ‘No Thank You…I’ve Had a Gracious Plenty’

      'No Thank You...I've Had a Gracious Plenty'

      Do you have trouble finding that unique or personal Christmas gift for a friend or family member? Does he or she “have everything”? Do crowded malls, traffic jams, long lines, and overspending leave you tired, frustrated, and lacking in holiday spirit? If so, my grandmother may have just the solution for you.  Although she died almost thirty years ago, Grandmother’s words inspired this message so appropriate for Christmas time. Usually around Thanksgiving my family asks me what I would like for Christmas.  The older I get the harder it is to think of something that I truly want or need.  This is frustrating for them because they really wish to express their love and thoughtfulness in a present that I can open on Christmas morning. This year when my mother (or anyone else) asks the question, “What do you want for Christmas?” I will be ready with an answer. It […]

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