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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

As I write, the fragrance of baking apple pies fills our house; we are preparing for Thanksgiving dinner with family tomorrow afternoon.  Well, with some of the family.  Two dozen will be here and fourteen cannot come or have celebrations in other homes; homes like ours, filled with the smells of turkey, ham and the vegetables of autumn.

Today, I am grateful for family.  And grateful to be well enough to host a family dinner again, with lots of help from Gary, Kyla and Mark.  To family who are coming to be with us, we'll be so glad to see you.  To family who can't join us, you will be missed.  All of us send love to wrap you in a warm hug and the message that you are part of us and we will always be here for you.

We are family.  Happy Thanksgiving to you.


Margie said...

Have a most joyous Thanksgiving, Carol.

Carol Steel said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Margie.

Neil said...

Alright, Carol: a weekend truce.
May you, your family (both home and away), and your... your.... yeah, okay! I see 'em; those cats of yours - may you all have a happy Thanksgiving.
PS - And ya hadn't better be thinkin' I'm always gonna be this nice. 'Cause I ain't. Savvy?

Carol Steel said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Neil (and to all the dogs in your life). Mary Oliver, one of my favourite poets, has a new book of poetry just out...on dogs. I will have to re-visit my preconceptions about canines.