Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Greetings at this Thanksgiving time.  A holiday for eating, talking, laughing, sharing, and contemplating all the blessings bestowed on us, our families, our communities and our country.  Wherever you are to celebrate I hope it's one filled with happiness.

Here are scenes from last Thanksgiving.  This year will be bittersweet without the presence of my mother.  Who would have thought that we would have to reflect and be thankful for the 94+ years she had on this Earth never expecting that she would not be present with us to celebrate in 2013.

Tables set awaiting guests.

My youngest sister Marie makes her special salad dressing.

Enjoying the campfire and appetizers outside.

My oldest sister Bonnie (right) and I carve the bird.

Food is ready served buffet style.  Mom is there on the left.

Taking our places to eat.

This year my oldest brother is hosting.


1 comment:

Patricia said...

I can relate to your bittersweet feelings! As my own years pass, I am more in touch with the fragility of life and want to grasp at the moments of joy when they come. You had a perfect setting for thanksgiving meal!

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