Lily and I were in the car the other day. This seems to be when I hear all the "lilyisms". She noticed the Christmas lights were already up lining Poplar Avenue. We had been discussing our family's plans for Thanksgiving and when she noticed the snowflakes, she declared, "Why do they have the Christmas lights up??? They should have Turkeys!!! I admitted she was right!!! My five year old granddaughter has more on the ball than our city. It's enough that stores start displaying Christmas goods before Halloween, but should all the rest of us forget Thanksgiving. It is a time to think about our blessings of family, friends, and food. Man, the food. I was thankful for cooking with Kevin and Amy in their new home. I will remember little moments in the kitchen , such as Kevin and I fighting that big bird to make the gravy, Amy watching how I made gravy (which reminded me of when I would ask Mama Gooch how to do the exact thing), making Mama Gooch's dressing(and having one of my friends at work wanting a bite of Mama Gooch's dressing), Lily and Forrest hurrying to play the piano and guitar after dinner. You know, I am thankful for the chance to have these memories. I hope my family has memories that will include me in them, the way I remember Thanksgivings from the past.
I was very thankful to hear from Brian, too. I had been waiting all day for his phone call!!!And thankful they had a safe trip to Grandmaw's.