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.