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November 25, 2004

Albany - A Thanksgiving tradition of helping others continues.

Jackie Simmons stayed up all night cooking for other families. She made Thanksgiving special for two dozen women who escaped abusive relationships.

The food was delivered to Liberty House in Albany. Jackie had help from her daughter Twyla and Twyla's daughter Mia.

It is a tradition that has stuck generation to generation. Jackie Simmons says, "My mother does those sort of things, she's always done those sort of things. I think my kids they kind of know how special it is to me, so they've always just pitched in."

The family tradition started with having Marines over for Thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving, they also took turkey and dressing to the Marines on duty at the Marine Corps Logistic Base gate.

They dropped by a taste of home to all those Marines who have to work this holiday.

posted at 3:20PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com