Even when I was little, I memorized how to get there.
and when I say everything, I mean everything.
using a a crust recipe that was handed down from her mother.
She also had these paper honeycomb turkeys that she would set down the center
of the table and place little small ones that were name holders on each plate.
We would use Nanas heirloom china and the ‘fancy’ stemware that was different colors
and Christmas music would play in the background.
Thanksgiving was truly Grammys holiday and she loved everything that went along with hosting
I loved that my kids had to opportunity to enjoy spending Thanksgiving
and create their own memories with them.
Each of us made all of Grammys dishes for her
The potatoes, cranberries, the green beans and even each one of the pies.
We would bring my grandparents down for the day when they were able to travel
and we would celebrate there.
When they weren’t able to travel any longer-
we stayed home and shared the Holidays with them here.
There was even a year that we brought Thanksgiving dinner to the care home
where she lived.
I think it was then that I really thought about what traditions meant to our family.
It is about reflecting on how very much we have to be thankful for.
at Thanksgiving are traditions.
Like the paper turkeys on the table
and Nanas pie crust recipe that you share with others
and a favorite food that says ‘Thanksgiving’
from the first bite when it brings a flood of memories
back from when you were little.
even on the years we don’t all get to spend the day together,
everyone in our family makes a batch (or 2) of Grammy’s special potato casserole recipe.
And in some ways, with that seemingly simple tradition,
it is like we are all celebrating together.
in my post from the Spring tour HERE
I am excited to be a part of a wonderful tour
this Fall that is all about how bloggers are sharing their traditions, recipes, crafts and
Thankful at Home thoughts this holiday season.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Wednesday, Nov. 5
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