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Thursday, November 25, 2010


...has to be one of my favorite holidays.  It's a great time of year to really give some thought for what you are most thankful.  For example, consider this:  most of the people living in this world do not have clean drinking water, much less a bountiful harvest horn of plenty on the kitchen table, all picked up yesterday in the SUV from the local Piggly Wiggly.

Anyway, here's a brief summary of what's going to happen at my Mom and Dad's house today:
  1. Dad will get home late from cooking the turkey with his friends at the office (a yearly tradition).  He will have a hint of Bud Light on his breath.
  2. We will have every intention of having the food laid out for consumption by the family by 1:00PM.
  3. Close to 2:00PM the food will be on the table.
  4. All expectations are set that a meaningful blessing will be made, amen and pass the gravy.
  5. Mom will request that before the blessing, we go around the room and everyone will say what they are thankful for this year.
  6. By the time it makes it half way around the brother, sister, cousins, aunts and uncles, my grandfather will be passed out from low blood sugar.  He will have been cranky for the last 2 hours, an early sign of his condition.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  Is it nap-time yet?


Alan said...

Post script: Things did not happen exactly as I described. We ate a bit earlier than 2 PM and Mom did not request we go around the horn to describe for what we were thankful. Sigh, I sort of missed it.

Word verification: Tasto- a small, cheek-stretching burp 2 hours post a thanksgiving dinner. A reminder of the meal that was.

Kyle said...

I want to cook a turkey with your dad!
Last time I cooked the turkey, two other guys were supposed to show up to help and didn't. (Until time to chow down.)