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Monday, November 29, 2010

One Thousand Gifts . . .

We work together in the kitchen all day.  All my girls.  Wishes and dreams fulfilled and hands no longer tiny blessing family with wonderful food and memories.  A table lined.  A Thanksgiving meal to be remembered.

And there is him, right in the middle, wearing his thankful shirt.  Small and funny and questioning and helping.  Feet on the counter,  criss-cross applesauce.  Aren't the greatest blessings unplanned?


My gratitude list continues . . .

a day for thanks, noticable and knowing

a daddy feeling better

angie dickinson's legs

his laughter, sweet to his girls

passing of plates

careful conversation to soothe her sweet hurting soul

the frying smell of turkey

deviled eggs, with and without pickles

the candying of potatoes

the mashing of potatoes

homemade smell of bread baking

mama's dressing, her and Delia side by side

chocolate pecan, potato, and carrot cake

cream in the corn

daddy's giving of thanks

both my ma's dishes, their hands that held

the talk and tears of those missed and so loved

the hopes of next year's day and no one far



Christmas music

mama's messages

My list, #'s 425-446.


Greg and Donna said...

So Angie made the gratitude list, huh? Your daddy will be glad, your mama not quite so much! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Penny, one of the missing sisters said...

I so missed being with all of ya'll on that day! I had planned to give ya'll a call, but found out that the big celebration was Friday, not Thursday. Friday was our big "final" movie scene film day. (Not final scene to actually film, just final scene in the movie). I had about 8 extras on hand plus the regular dozen or so "movie stars"...and it was COLD. Needless to say, I didn't get ya'll called that night. Can't wait to see everyone on Christmas. I'm bringing sweet potato casserole for my nieces and nephews :) Love to all!

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

Have a dressed up day!

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