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A Kinder Family Thanksgiving

Hubby and I had to spend a good part of Thanksgiving apart this year due to his work schedule.  So I hitched a ride with my Grandma, Aunt Val and Uncle Gary and we went to my parents house (about 1 1/2 hours away) to celebrate.  My younger brother and his wife spent the day with her family, and my older brothers wife and my 2 nephews were in California visiting grandparents.  So it was a different crowd than we’re used to – no kid’s table this year.  Just my parents, older brother, grandma, aunt & uncle.  And me of course!

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the house was Scruffy, (the only surviving pet from our childhood) and her new pink rose collar.  My mother recently discovered a line of pet accessories titled “Le Purri” and according to her, Scruff is a big fan.  (Which is not what Scruff told me, but who am I to argue?)


Mom had already decked out the table with the appropriate Thanksgiving finery  – well done!


In no time, my aunt, mom and grandma were busy at work in the kitchen, pulling together the last minute details.


The men helped too, in their own way, by staying out from underfoot, and offering up grunts of approval during commercial breaks.


The meal was very traditional: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry salad, green beans and hot rolls.  Yum Yum!!  When I wandered into the kitchen afterward to assess the damage, this is all that was left of the bird…


 Definitely not it’s best moment.

The good news is that I was able to bring plenty of leftovers home to my sweetie so he could have a mini-Thanksgiving with me later in the evening.  And I got to have two Thanksgiving meals in the same day!  Ahhh!  The best of both worlds!


5 thoughts on “A Kinder Family Thanksgiving

  1. No prob Niki. I totally understand – I’m gonna try to come down for a weekend sometime before we leave for AZ at Christmas time so we can visit.

  2. Hmmmm, ALMOST sorry I missed the fun. Almost. Oh, OK. I wish I had been there. I sometimes hate the industry I work in due to the family engagements I miss.

    Love YOU!!


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