Family and friends gathered around 1:30 PM. We ate about an hour later. I can’t take credit for the incredible meal. Everyone brought two or three dishes. It delivered. One unique thing I served this year was both smoked and herbed turkey, old fashioned cornbread dressing and smoked oyster dressing. These were a nice twist on common fare.
After dinner, several pitched in and at least cleared a pathway through the kitchen. Most everyone went upstairs to our tv room and watched the football game. I visited with friends who didn’t care for football, enjoyed the sweet ending of pecan pie, with a bite of plum pudding.
Now everyone is still watching the game. I am putting my feet up and grabbing a quiet moment. I am tired but feel full, not just in body, but in my soul. My blessings abound. I don’t deserve any of them. God is too good to me. My family is too good. I feel rich with things that matter most.
A few family members in the kitchen before dinner
Getting ready to fill our plates
The best part of the day
The red oak in my backyard that doesn’t have a red leaf this autumn
It snowed for a few minutes today. The flakes were huge, but the camera didn’t pick them up.
Levy provides a musical sweet ending
We have hugged necks, kissed cheeks and said good-bye. The living room is empty again, but the sweet memories linger.