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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I never get tired of this photo of my Mom carving the turkey one Thanksgiving.  The kitchen is that of my paternal Grandma & Grandpa.  We were always there for Thanksgiving.  I remember the meal being early in the day...probably shortly after noon.  After feasting, the women...and girl cousins...would pack up the leftovers & clean the kitchen...while the men & boys went to the living room to watch football.  Typical 1950s scenario.  Then we'd enjoy some pie for dessert & pull names for the annual Christmas gift exchange.  It was the adults pulling the names...as many as they had kids.  All of us kids had prepared our wish lists, of course, which the adults gave to the appropriate Santa.  Good times.  In the evening we'd go to my Aunt & Uncle's house...that was even more fun as we'd eat & play cards & the adults would enjoy some adult beverages...something that was not allowed at Grandma & Grandpa's.  My Uncle would even let me have a bit of whatever he was drinking...I told you it was even more fun there!
 
This lovely card was created by Sally & sent my way for Thanksgiving.  We did a little Thanksgiving card exchange, which was lots of fun.  I didn't take a photo of the card I made for her, but she has all her cards posted on her blog.  Thanks, Sally!
 
Unfortunately we woke today to that dreaded white shit...but not as much as the East coast got.  Phil is celebrating today with his family while I stay home to take care of the cats.  He'll stay with his Mom until Saturday morning, when he'll make the boring ride home.  Nothing scenic about the interstate here...just flat with dead trees...Ohio is an ugly state, especially compared to southern CA.
 
I'll be here watching football & attempting to eat the nice big shrimp that are chilling in the fridge...hopefully I can peel & eat them without kitty assistance.  Our big turkey dinner will be after Phil gets home.  This year his company gave each of them a turkey...so it will be nicely thawed by Sunday. 
 
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie,
    Thanks so much for sharing my card, I had so much fun making them.
    Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving tradition with your family. (We were a tiny family and not much celebrating going on. I'm so envious of people with big families and lots of love and fun.) Wishing you a lovely day today, fill it with the things you love.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Debbie, your mom is so adorable (this picture and her childhood ones), she really could be her own collage sheet! Precious! I can totally see why you love this one so much. xox

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