Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Memories of Thanksgivings Past!
More than any other Holiday, Thanksgiving brings thoughts of big families gathering together,enjoying the meal, and spending time with family members with whom you don't get to see that often.Years ago when Dad was living, we would all gather together at one of our homes. Driving to where ever the gathering was to be held that year,and you could see many homes,along the way,with cars all encircling the farm houses. You would just know they were enjoying some of the same things you remember from your own family's Thanksgiving festivities.I remember looking out the car window,at those homes, and all the feelings that would well up inside me, just remembering the closeness of our family back then. It is a feeling ,that to this day, brings tears to my eyes. If only we could recapture those feelings in our present day gatherings. Family have grown up, each in their own way, and drifted off to their own little world. Never to get together again with that same closeness.Some members of our families have passed on, and others have fell away from the family for whatever reason. You hear of this happening from so many families,so it's not just my family. It's happening in American families everywhere. If you have not experienced some of these things, you are truly blessed. Enjoy every moment of the time you spend with your loved one.Nothing lasts forever.It is my wish that your families stay close and cherish every moment of the time you spend together.I hope your family had a very Happy Thanksgiving, and are now looking forward to a Wonderful Family Christmas and New Year.
Note:The picture is not of our Thanksgiving this year, but the theme is the same.A big family gathering with lots of food.
Posted by Sue from Ky. at 9:36 AM