My second favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving for me is all about family. Growing up I remember many Thanksgiving’s spent traveling to see Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Others were spent at home. As a child I cherished waking up and seeing my mother preparing THE MEAL. A huge turkey would be sitting on the counter while she mixed up the stuffing and crammed it into the turkey. She would have corn, real mashed potatoes (no boxed crap), apple and pumpkin pie. She would even have that terrible tasting stuff that was shaped like a can – cranberry sauce (yuck!).
Throughout the day the smell of that turkey would penetrate every nook and cranny throughout the house. I would watch parades on TV along with football. But most of all what I remember is just everyone being together.
I miss that. Both my parents are gone. Families are spread from Massachusetts down to Georgia. And from now and forever every Thanksgiving I will remember back to what it was like as a child…..and hope that my own kids will have similar memories.
Be safe and have a wonderful day!