Today is Thanksgiving in America which is the celebration of a harvest festival by the Pilgrims in 1621. It’s an annual holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal that includes turkey. Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday in November.
Growing up my granny would make a huge meal of ham, no turkey, potato salad, sweet potatoes, green beans, salads, rolls, and several desserts which always included a pecan pie and homemade chocolate fudge.
When I was younger I had friends who didn’t have family nearby and she would let me invite them over for dinner. It became my thing, always bringing someone along for the Thanksgiving meal. What better way to give thanks for our friends.
I would say grace and then we would start passing the food around the table. Like all families, we had our differences but most holidays we could put this aside and focus on the reason we were getting together.
This year it will be just the two of us and that is fine. What’s most important is taking care of our health and those around us. I’m not making a large meal but we are having ham and sweet potatoes, rolls, and an assortment of desserts. We’re not big on turkey unless fried.
I have so much to be thankful for and now more than ever I work hard to keep those blessings on the front of my mind.
I’m thankful for the support you have given me over the years. I enjoy our communications and appreciate your feedback. We’ve learned a lot this year and we have so much to be thankful for.