Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Past-Present-Future

Thanksgivings Past. . .

When I was a child, Thanksgiving was a very exciting holiday.  It was a time when Grandmother Bessie's  family gathered together.  There were Aunts, Uncles, and cousins full of energy, excitement and news to share.   Grandmother Bessie's small home was brimming with family, food and children running under foot and in and out the door.  Each Aunt (or daughter-in-law) prepared her special dish.  Grandmother always asked Mother to bake pies--six pies!  Two chocolate, lemon, coconut, butterscotch and pecan.  Aunt Billie Ann was always asked to bake her coconut cake with seven minute frosting.  Yum! Yum!  There were salads and veggies and home made rolls and turkey and ham.  It was a feast! 

In the afternoon, the men would watch and talk football, current events, and politics.  The women would either share projects, begin making plans for Christmas and relax and visit with each other.

The cousins. . . played and played and played and when they were tired of playing, they played some more. 

Sweet memories.

Thanksgiving Present

Thanksgiving for AppleJack and me begin with raking leaves!  Yep, raking leaves.  We enjoy being outside in the fresh cool air and enjoy the last days of fall.  We spend the afternoon with dear friends.  (Our families live miles apart and we are logistically challenged).  Like Thanksgiving in the past, everyone contributes to the meal.  We will spend the evening with our Room in the Inn guys. 

Thanksgiving Future

Who knows?  I suspect we will continue to spend the day with dear friends and healthier food choices.  I hope we will continue to spend the evening with the homeless and hear about their day and past Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the last days of fall with a nice walk in the leaves.  And stitching lots of stitching.

1 comment:

  1. Your work at the Inn must be rewarding giving back.

    Wishing you and Applejack a happy thanksgiving.