November 24, 2021

When we gather

Thanksgiving will be at my house this year, the first time in several years. It will be a good get together, but a hard day nonetheless. Tomorrow would have been my grandson’s fourth birthday. It will be my first thanksgiving without my dad. My oldest son is in Colorado. The youngest has to work. 

Aside, I know it is convenient, but could you keep in mind the chefs, cooks, servers, busboys, dishwashers, and hosts all have to miss out on their family gatherings so you don’t have to cook or clean up the mess?

So the feast will be my just daughter and her family, my wife and me. It will be nice, but the shadow of loved ones not present will subtly linger over the turkey.


Greybeard said...

Your comment about "keeping in mind" goes doubly for our troops separated from their families.
Our services do a damned good job of making special meals during these holidays, but it ain't like getting up from the table with Uncle Mac to take a nap while watching football.
Remember how blessed we all are, Joe. And have a great day!

Jean said...

Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving, Joe.

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