Happy Thanksgiving! Like Glenda Dupree, I will be cooking this year. I have the basics all assembled, and soon I will put some Korean Pop on the stereo – long story – and start baking my pies. The menu of this traditional feast has changed little from the one my mother and grandmother put together. Knowing that most everything we include in the feast wasn’t available back in the pilgrims’ day, doesn’t deter us at all from enjoying them, especially can-shaped cranberry sauce.
Before the meal, like many families, we take turns telling each other what we are thankful for. Giving thanks, no matter your religion or politics is always a great idea. Positive actions attract more positive happenings. Personally, I’m thankful for my family, friends and readers.
Readers, you have cheered and teased me. You have spoiled this middle child with the attention you have given me and my books. I will be forever grateful for the kind words of encouragement given to me publicly and privately. Writing is such a solitary thing. Normally it’s just me and them (the PEEPs) in the early hours of the day. So, my being able to have discourse through the website and FB with others is a joy and privilege I will never take for granted.
Thank you for giving me a wonderful year!