Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays.  I love how it includes all people: there is no religion, race, denomination, sex (male or female, married or single), no social status, army service or even citizenship required to celebrate.  Back when I had my manufacturing business downtown, we would have a Thanksgiving lunch.  The table setting would not be so elegant; maybe we would even use paper plates (heaven to Betsy), but the spirit was right.  Some girls would bring tamales, and we get a big hunk of turkey, along with some hummus (!) from The Grill Table.  It was a party!

You can even be a vegetarian and partake in Thanksgiving’s glorious side dishes (more turkey for me).  In fact, my favorite dish at the table is stuffing.  Arguably (and I would love to hear your arguments- they  wet my appetite), my mom’s stuffing is the best.  She would make it like she made everything else, the old-fashion way, bread celery, carrots, onions… the same way every time…  I would walk into her house, and the smell of brown sugar crackling on yams would hit my nose.  Mmm… isn’t it funny how smells take you back?  My mom and her two sisters would be a little competition-happy with their pie-making, which would mean one thing: amazing pies for us to eat!

A giving tree is a great idea for the Thanksgiving, or any holiday, table: have everyone write something they’re grateful for, and hang the cards from a decorative tree.

I am most thankful for the health of my family…

And the little voices in my head… I mean house…

May your table be beautiful, your heart full of thanks, and your house filled with happy voices…