Monday, November 23, 2009
My Dad died in 2000. One would think that after 9 years the empty feeling of Thanksgiving without him would have passed, or at least numbed somewhat. But it hasn't. Because Thanksgiving is just that......a day of giving thanks, our family does the following and it works wonderfully!!! My Dad loved to laugh and was a very upbeat and funny man. The last thing he would want is for us to be shedding tears and sitting around depressed because he was no longer with us. So we have done this every year since he died...........at the end of the meal, while we are all together around the table, we take turns sharing a funny story about my Dad (and believe me, there are alot of them!) By the time we have gone around to everyone present, we are wiping away tears of laughter.....not sadness. It is exactly what he would want!!!