Friday, November 24, 2006

life intermission

Once a year the world as we know it stops and we gather together with family to visit and talk and laugh, and of course to eat!

We bring out the vintage cookbooks and traditional family recipes scribbled on stained paper. We cook and bake the old fashioned way, (except for the deep-fried turkey of course!).

We remember Thanksgivings of the past. We catch up on news since last year, the fate of the local courthouse, the latest on TV (grandkids: "Who's O.J.?"), we talk about what the kids have been up to. We miss those who didn't make the long trip, but know that they are making their own memories on this day. We delight in the grandkids, remembering ourselves at that age, visiting relatives and playing with cousins seldom seen.

The end of a good day is accented by the Christmas lights coming on at dusk. Then too soon it is over, the world starts turning again, back to life and work, but with a refreshed and renewed spirit.

6 comments:

John Cowart said...

Yesterday my wife observed that she recieved a copy of that cook book as a wedding present 38 years ago. She still uses it and she can not remember any other of our wedding presents!

bluemountainmama said...

i feel the same way about thanksgiving- it's a breath of fresh air before the onslought of the Christmas season- i wish Christmas could be as nonfrilled, relaxing, and family-oriented as Thanksgiving. we try to make it so in our family, but it's very hard in this age of commercialism.

jellyhead said...

Sounds like you had a very happy Thanksgiving - one you deserve.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I used to have a cookbook like the one in the picture but I lost it in a move. I'm glad you had a happy Thanksgiving.

LZ Blogger said...

Is there ANYTHING better than grandkids! Me thinks NOT! ~ jb///

Anonymous said...

That Betty Crocker is my favorite and the dog ate half of it. I need to find an early '70s copy on Ebay. The potato refrigerator rolls are wonderful and the chocolate chip cookies can't be beat! Sounds like a great Thanksgiving.