A United Nations Thanksgiving summit with Roy and Bonnie Miller

Valdosta State University students Juan Mora, girlfriend Colbie Spann, Finley Miller, Amr Foudah, Aylar Chikayeva, and Anastasia Vdovichenko joyously gather around a Thanksgiving dinner table inside the home of Roy and Bonnie Miller on November 26, 2020. Photography by Amanda Miller

In 1972 Miller’s Hardware unfastened its doors at 701 East Marion Avenue, indelibly impacting Berrien County’s economy for the subsequent 47 years. Former owner Roy Miller and wife-office manager Bonnie hosted a genuinely international Thanksgiving summit inside their conspicuously flat-roofed, French-designed home about a mile and a half northeast of Nashville, Georgia. Including…