The photo is of last year's Thanksgiving, just prior to putting all the food out. This year the table wll be longer and probably even more laden, not just with food but laughter and conversation.
This Thanksgiving, my Mom and Dad's big dining table will see its former glory--all 4 leaves put in and stretched to its full 12-foot length as about 20 of us gather around it for Thanksgiving dinner.
The table holds many of my best memories from childhood, as we ate meals, talked, laughed, got in trouble, sorted laundry, did homework, polished silver, wrapped gifts, and even danced on or around it.
Now that the big table lives here, it's in regular use as a reading/writing/book-piling place, and occasionally as a dining table too. Usually it's compressed into its smallest size, 5 feet by five feet. But today it will show what it can really do, and it will bring back some good memories for me to see it as it once always was when my twelve siblings, parents and I gathered around it daily for meals.
To you and yours, a memory-filled day of joy and peace.