Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Thanksgiving This Year - Janet Lane Walters #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Thanksgiving #These Days #Past ones


Thanksgiving This Year


As I was thinking about what to post this month, I had a strange thought. I don’t think I have any of my books that have a Thanksgiving celebration in them. I’ve used Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas but I can’t remember using many other holidays. I’m not sure what that means.


Thanksgiving this year will be a quiet one. There will be family phone calls but there won’t be any family visiting. It’s sad. But I will make dinner. Turkey is a great one. What I’ve done this year is to buy four extra legs. My son and granddaughter who live here are suckers for dark meet, leaving me to eat the white meat. This year’s turkey is a small one. Our grocery store gives a free one but that’s not my choice. We’ll take the turkey they give away to People to People, the local food pantry. Last year, the only one I could find was twenty-one pounds. Some family had a great meal. I usually include other things with the turkey. I’ll be checking to see what I have and what I need to buy.


Would be nice to have an old fashioned Thanksgiving like the ones in the past when we’ve had to add a picnic table to extend the dining room one but one can only remember the past. In these days with this Covid virus rampaging, There are many things to be thankful for and the best is knowing none of my family has been caught by the virus though friends have been. So far no one in my wide circle has died but some have been very ill. They will have my healing thoughts every day and especially on Thanksgiving.


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  1. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving, Janet, even if it will be smaller than usual. That will probably be true for most of us.

  2. Best wishes for the holiday. When our supermarkets used to give away turkeys, we gifted them to our church Thanksgiving or Christmas baskets. Since we moved south another family member hosted the holidays. But this year each household is staying in their own bubble.

  3. Glad you've got company, Janet. Lawrence and Teddy, and cats, and snake are coming for Thanksgiving and the winter season! We'll all share memories of happy Christmas parties at Sunny's! Love how HVRWA treated them like the treasures that they are! Ever thankful!


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