Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This Time A Gift - Thanksgiving 2011
This is my post one year ago. The same words true this morning and it almost seems like time stands still. Menu the same except just pumpkin pie and
adding my little girl's favorite lemon ice box pie.
A busy day ahead.....
Solitude and aloneness
Outside and inside grooming
Doing all that can be prepared ahead
Corn bread for dressing and veggies chopped
Ready for oven, butternut squash and brussel sprouts
Little one remembered a mention of apple dumplings
Commented "grandma, I've never tasted dumplings"
So - another desert will be on the sideboard
Along with pumpkin and pecan pie
From a summer garden, corn and green beans,
potatoes and gravy
Added touch cranberry sauce and relish tray
Fresh fruit and rolls
Ice tea, coffee
Special drink for the little girls
Not being served - oyster casserole
Her son's favorite
Big table will not be full - like in the past
But they are remembered in other states
And - across the ocean
The little one's always notice the table
Special dishes, glasses, gleaming silverware,
A special prayer
some will look at her books and old pictures
some will rest
paths in the woods with Miss Callie
a time to just be
When the last car leaves the woods ...
One Woman has her memories
happiness and sadness
for present and past.
"The only reason for time is so that
everything does not happen at once"