“Gobble, Gobble”

Life is about making memories………

When I was a little girl, we always went to my grandparents house for Thanksgiving.

It was a big family affair.

The men always went hunting and the women did all the cooking.

We would arrive early and the house would already be smelling like a feast. My grandmother, having been up and cooking since before daylight; would be in her kitchen were it was always nice and warm.

I can still see her standing in her apron and house slippers…..

My sisters and I would climb on the kitchen chairs and stand at the counter while she rolled out pie crust; she made the best chocolate pie!!

I remember being excited when I was old enough I didn’t have to sit at “the kids” table.

But now I realize; “the kids” table have the best conversations.

As the years went by, some of the cooking duties went to my aunts and mom. The kids got older and families grew and went in different directions.

I married and moved and didn’t get back much……..my grandparents have since gone to a heavenly life.

Today my family lives scattered and it’s hard to get us together.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner together is almost impossible.

I will be traveling today, like so many others…….I’ll call my mom as I drive.

First stop, College Station to spend the night with my son and his sweet girlfriend. He says we’re eating “red-neck” Thanksgiving dinner………

at IHOP.

Whatever works………….(memories).

Tomorrow, I’ll travel further north to Waco to see my daughter and my little diamond!!

I’ll eat left-overs.

Whatever works…………

I’m making memories.


“Gobble, gobble”

Gobble, gobble
here it comes;
gobble, gobble
watch them run!
Sweet potato,
chocolate pie;
cranberry sauce piled high.
Stuffed and roasted,
dressed and baked;
fruit salad and coconut cake.
Yeast rolls ~
made from scratch,
10 minutes;
they’re baked last.
Mashed potatoes,
with giblet gravy;
Can you smell it?
It’s almost ready!!
Get the napkins,
grab the plates;
oh the feast,
it’s worth the wait.
Family, friends
gather round,
bless the turkey;
let’s chow down!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Austin
    Nov 27, 2014 @ 12:40:33

    Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂



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