Happy Thanksgiving Week

Good Monday morning. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and are gearing up for Thanksgiving in a few days. Actually, I absolutely love this holiday. It’s second only to Christmas in my favorites. Why, you ask? Because of the wonderful memories I have while growing up. My parents, although we lived a very modest/albeit poor lifestyle most of the year, went all out on this holiday. We, of course, had a huge stuffed bird, with all the trimmings, along with not one but two kinds of pie. Real whipped cream came out of an aerosol can that my brother and I squinted into our palms when no one was looking. My mom bought a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store for the table and even bought an inexpensive (and very sweet!) bottle of wine so everyone could have a small glass. We invited family, friends, and acquaintances. The guests were always different from year to year. My mom specialized in inviting folks who had nowhere else to go. I know now, as as adult, exactly what that feels like. I’m so glad my mom did that many years ago. My husband and I won’t be cooking a big bird just for two this year, but will be enjoying the holiday with great friends and their children and grandchildren. We are thankful for them! And we are thankful to our magnificent Lord who kept us alive and well for another year. If you have the time, please leave me a comment with your favorite Thanksgiving memory. And may you all be blessed this Thursday!!

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3 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving Week

  1. My parent’s died 13 days apart from one another when I was in my 20’s. So, my all time favorite memory is that of when my brother’s and I were living at home and we feasted together as a family on our mother’s superb Thanksgiving Dinner which included: Turkey w/ stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, pork n beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, with cheese sauce, candied yams, and of course pumpkin pie. The food was wonderful, the aroma was breath taking and the feeling of love and being loved made for a awesome holiday!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, it sounds like you have really good memories of growing up, that is wonderful, I also have a lot of wonderful memories I always say that I had the most wonderful parents in the world they were always there for all of use, This year my family and my sister will go to my other sisters house for Thanksgiving it is always nice to be with family
    Blessings to you and yours

  3. NICE TO HEAR THAT YOU HAD A GREAT HOLIDAY GROWING UP I ALSO DID MY GRANDPARENTS ALWAYS MADE IT A SPECIAL DAY. MY FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE THEIR OWN FAMILIES BUT I WILL ALSO HAVE A GOOD DAY I HAVE MY BOOKS AND THE QUIET.
    HAVE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
    ALWAYS KAREN
    khsmith97217@yahoo.com

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