On this past Thanksgiving Day, ninety direct descendants of those first two people gathered to give thanks again for family, friends and a lot of food. Imagine those family members gathered around beautiful, fall-decorated tables loaded with five turkeys roasted to perfection, bowls overflowing with dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cheesy potatoes, hot and cold vegetables, cold and hot salads, cranberry jelly, relish trays of all kinds, rolls – plus one entire table just for the mouth-watering pies, cakes, and desserts to die for. This family has some amazing cooks.
There are actually more than ninety in the current family count, but some were traveling out of town. Others live out-of-state and couldn’t attend. I’m going to guess we number well over one hundred and the count keeps going up. We share Thanksgiving Day every two years. I know there’ll be some new babies in the family by the time we get together again in 2014. More young people will have married, too. More reasons to enjoy getting together.
We’re a noisy family of hugs, laughter and good times. We’re far from perfect, but we’re thankful for each other. In joy and sorrow, through good times and bad, our love of family is the glue that holds us together. Oh, and did I mention the love of good food helps, too?
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love. I sure did. And now it’s time to think about Christmas. Don’t forget, books make wonderful gifts!
See you next time here at my back fence. In the meantime, check out the review of my current contemporary romance, HILL COUNTRY MAN, featured today on Awesome Romance Novels by clicking on the ARN button on this page.