Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Thank you!
And I wish for you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Rowan said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to ypou and your family. I hope you make many more happy memories around that table.

laoi gaul~williams said...

wishing you all a happy thanksgiving sue

Janet, said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Susanne. It sounds like the Waltons with that big table.

Granny Sue said...

Thank you all, my friends! The turkey is almost done now and the house is full of people.We're just about ready.

Susan at Stony River said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
If only that table could tell stories of its own...!
Big gatherings are my favourite; I hope yours today is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Granny Sue!

I'm sure that your parents table will share many more of family meals and get togethers for years to come!


Debbie Couture said...

Sue, Wonderful that you have your parent's table and those great memories. Hope your dinner is as good as the one I just finished. So full. It was great! Now to wait for some room for dessert. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day with your family, Debbie

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