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MERRY HUMBUG BY JIM SHOCK

After witnessing a holiday meltdown of meanness at Kmart when a register crashed, then fighting maddening traffic and crowds in a quest to find the perfect present to not destroy a little boy’s Christmas, and having repeated requests for suggestions go unanswered, I made my way to the ultimate holiday hell-spot, Wal-Mart. That’s where I saw a gentleman with special needs hand a folded dollar bill to the Salvation Army bell ringer in honor of someone he loved. It was the first time today I’ve experienced true Christmas Spirit and precisely why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No weariness or worries of tantrums or tears brought on by unfulfilled wants and wishes. A time when being with special people is the perfect gift everyone enjoys together. Merry Humbug.

– Jim Shock

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Publisher/Editor in Chief at HashtagWV | + posts

HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.

Get the Dish on the Dish Cafe w/ HashtagWV this April!

This month, get the dish on the Dish Cafe in Daniels (Raleigh County) w/ HashtagWV! The restaurant is celebrating its ninth anniversary this month and …

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