Thanksgiving – 2014

By Leslie

Thanksgiving – an American institution that is shared by all – all walks of life, all faiths, all ethnicities. It is a day to truly recall all for which we are thankful. And we DO have so much to be thankful for. Yes, it is a day to feast, but it is so much more.

Thanksgiving has always been the most special of holidays in our household, when family from distant parts gather – to rejoice over what we have and what we mean to each other. This year our five grandchildren, our children and their spouses, and our friends gathered to enjoy each other’s company, and, of course, a bounteous, delicious feast.

Although the children’s visits were brief, the days were replete with games played and replayed, a visit to Bookman’s, and a trip to the mall by my daughter and daughter-in-law on Black Friday. A “bonus” this Thanksgiving was the viewing of my oldest granddaughter’s dance performance and my son’s foray into acting in his Community Theater.

How empty the house now seems, but how full the memories of days literally and figuratively warmed by friends and family.

December 2014

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