Thanksgiving is almost here! BSG November Week 1 Lucious Lavenders

Monday, November 05, 2012

As Thanksgiving gets closer. I think back to when my mother and father were still with us. We always had Thanksgiving at their home. No matter where we lived all of my sisters and brother and extended family came home for Thanksgiving. Mom would get out her china that only was brought out during the Holidays. She would make homemade rolls, and a traditional Turkey dinner with all the fixings. Later after washing up the dinner dishes (mom's china had to be hand washed. Those were great times of family fun.

Now that my mom and dad have passed my sisters and brother have gone their own way for the Thanksgiving and even Christmas. The Holidays for this year will probably pass without much fuss for me. I have had an invitation to have Thanksgiving Dinner with friends. I will make it through this set of Holidays, The main reason for that is because of all of my friends and family. Though we may not be together in person. We will be together in spirit.

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
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    I will probably not do Thanksgiving either. My sister most likely won't cook with all her problems she's had this year and I won't go to her inlaws any more due to cigaret smoke in their house. I just can't breath! That's okay with me!! I get to have a nice four day weekend!
    3030 days ago
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    I imagine this will be a sad holiday season for you and am glad that you have an invitation for Thanksgiving.
    Thanksgiving dinners just aren't the same as they use to be.
    3031 days ago
    I love holiday traditions and I know I miss being with my family during the holidays. Mom usually has us two girls and our spouses & children as well as my grandpa & uncle. I live too far away now to go but I do miss being there with everyone. I may or may not fix something for Thanksgiving this year. DH's nephew and his wife might have us over a few days before or after as well as the rest of the family. So, I guess it will depend upon how I'm feeling. If I do make something it will probably be just turkey breasts and a few other dishes.

    We will all be here for you in spirit! I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving regardless of where you'll spend it.

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    3032 days ago
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    What wonderful memories. My childhood holiday memories are filled with joy and caring and I often think back to them. Now, most of the family is gone and those that remain aren't close. I usually spend Thanksgiving alone by choice and have learned to enjoy that time.
    3032 days ago
    Your holiday memories are so cozy. While my family is not as large as yours it was a time of gathering at my Grandparents. I am fortunate enough to have the "china" and it tugs at my heart whenever I see or use it. Stephanie was born in November and this year Thanksgiving is on her birthday so she and I will have extra reasons to be thankful. Like you - our celebration is small (just she and I) but as heartfelt as when there was a bigger gathering. I'd like to include myself in your celebrations, my friend. emoticon
    3032 days ago
    I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving! emoticon emoticon
    3032 days ago
    Hope despite all you have a great Thanksgiving.
    3032 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Debbie, I was raised my my paternal grandparents & have similiar memories. Grandma (or Mama as I called her) would cook enough for an army & she always used her fine china. Actually this china was only used @ Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners. And yes we would wash the dishes my hand, dry them & put them away. I miss having Mama for our celebrations, she's been in heaven for the past 13 years & I must say holidays just aren't the same without her but I know she is smiling & gazing down as we celebrate.
    3032 days ago
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