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12:35 am: Thanksful for Thanksgiving!

This morning we had sixteen people in the house for our Thanksgiving Breakfast.  Then, for our turkey dinner, we had the normal 9 who currently live here. Both meals, except for the lovely dishes brought by family and friends, were provided either by an unknown church who gave us a turkey and all sorts of fixings in a huge bin or by friends from our church who gave us a Thankgiving gift of $200.

I am so very, very grateful!!!!
We did our usual tradition of a gratitude tree. Everyone wrote on leaves my mom cut out of colored construction paper what they were grateful for. It is always great fun, but this year it was a bit embarrassing because I or John and I were the object of much of the gratitude. I still have the leaf from two years ago when my daughter wrote in Chinese that she was grateful for having a family. It was the first time I knew for sure. ;-)


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Date:November 25th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
I know, as parents, we aren't looking for gratitude, but it's so very sweet when it happens.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Date:November 25th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
So true.

I had another funny moment like that, too. I went to Starbucks during the day and bought some of us some coffee or caramel apple spice. I greeted the gentlemen behind the counter, charming fellows I chat with when I come in, and thanked them for being open on Thanksgiving.

One of them, after joking around a bit with me, told me that in the last two hours, I was the only person who had said "Hi, Goodbye, or Happy Thanksgiving."

I was shocked.
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Date:November 25th, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)
As part of the crew at the first meal, I must say we had a lovely time. Thank you for hosting it!
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Date:November 25th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
You are welcome! Thank you for attending!
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