This time of year takes me down many memory lane paths.
I don’t remember many Thanksgiving dinners from my childhood but I’m sure they involved cornbread dressing, pumpkin, and pecan pie. It was usually just our family of four unless we traveled to Oklahoma to visit the grandparents.
As an adult the tradition has become more traditional. Turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans (not the horrible casserole), fruit salad, and a relish tray that always included a tray of deviled eggs that rarely made it to dinner. Dessert included pumpkin, pecan, and cherry pie. Too much food. So many leftovers. Being with family is everything.
One of my fondest memories is spending the day at a shelter feeding homeless people. There is so much gratitude in such a place. So much appreciation.
My Thanksgiving wish for everyone is that they have many things to offer thanks for—family, friends, blessings, dreams come true, and goals met.
I wonder how you spend your Thanksgiving. Will you share?