Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving 2008 was wonderful. My final menu was:

Marinated Turkey Tenderloins
Dressing & Gravy
Fruit Salad
Vegetable Casserole
Turnip Greens
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Fudge Cake

Oh my goodness, it was delicious! Everyone ate until they were full. Deniska ate and ate! Bless his heart, I think he finally got full. He had all 3 desserts!

At the table, after grace, we went around and said what we were thankful for today.

Nikolai was thankful for Mama fixing such a good meal.
Deniska was thankful for Papa helping them clean house this morning.
Mama was thankful for her 2 boys and Papa.
Papa was thankful we had a home.

It was a time of reflection for me on my own childhood. I miss my parents during the holidays. I especially thought of my mother, since this is the first Thanksgiving without her. I found myself going to her house several times during the past week just to look, as if I was trying to find her.


  1. Susan, your table looks so pretty. Is that Old Country Roses china I see? It sounds like you had a wonderful day, a great meal, and lots to be thankful for :) Deniska is my kind of guy... eating three desserts, hehe.
    Hugs, Joanne

  2. Susan, that table is gorgeous. No wonder the boys enjoyed themselves. What a wonderful memory you made today! {{{HUGS}}} to you for missing your parents today. We talked a little about my parents today, retelling stories about some of our favorite memories. Each year you will still miss them, but it gets sweeter to remember, and not so painful. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  3. Your tablescape is beautiful...and all that food sounds so yummy. I'm sure every "first" (holidays, birthdays, other special days) without your mom will be very hard and painful. OK, now for some teasing...your subject heading says Thanksgiving 2009! :-)

  4. Melanie! How funny that I put 2009 on my blog! Wishful thinking on my part! LOL!!! Thanks for pointing that out to me!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have the same china as you do. I lost my mother this year, and I know how you felt. We had a lot to be thankful for too, and I wish that we had thought of going around the tables with our thanks for our blessings.


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