Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Our Thanksgiving Feast was small but festive.
Richard & Arlene were our guests. It seems so formal to call them guests because they are so much more than that, they are Family, Friends, and true comrades. It was 15 years ago that I drove with Betsy & Reuben to the Mercer Island Park & Ride and waiting for us were Richard & Arlene. They have been there for us every since. Bringing us into their home, their friends becoming our friends, Arlene sharing her family with us to the point that Franny was a "Mom" to me when I needed advice about "the kids" and Grandma to Betsy & Reuben.
Traveling to Arlene & Richard, for they were our true destination, was a wonderful turning point in our lives and I will always be grateful to them both.

Keith kept us entertain while we got the meal ready.Richard made the mash potatoes & gravy - his specialties!
Next year we hope I will be standing behind our own home-grown turkey!

We do love stuffing,and Keith loves carving the "Beast"!

The meal is complete with Franny's recipes of Cranberry Sauces, carried on by Arlene.
With the sauces, Franny is always at our table.

You know the meal is over when Richard retires to the couch, this year he had company.
Hank not to be upstaged by the little pooches sought out Arlene and had a lovely conversation with her.
Belated Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Padre Mickey said...

Yeah! Great photos!
I carve the bird in the kitchen, 'cuz I don't wanna hear a buncha advice from evybuddy.

We had a great dinner with our extended Panamanian family on Friday instead of Thursday, because, as you are well aware, it's not a holiday here!

Have a blessed Advent.

Padre Mickey said...

¡Feliz Navidad, Megan y familia, desde tu hermano en Panamá, Padre Mickey y la Lovely Mona!