Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another year almost over...

Can you believe that this year is almost over..gone..another one bites the dust! In less than 2 months we will be celebrating Christmas! Where did this year go? Where did all of the years go since the big Y2K hoopla?

My mom is not hosting this years Thanksgiving for the first time in about 40+ years! She decided after all the years she's done it, it was time to turn over the reigns to someone younger. It's a lot of work to clean and get everything ready for 20 some guests each year. She always did the turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy and at least a couple other things..Pumpkin pie for sure. My husband, Russ, LOVES her pumpkin pie.

So this year she will get to take it easy and only take side dishes to the dinner. Mom's great niece, Amy, in Steamboat Rock, will be hosting it this year. She may find out what a task this is and try to pass it on to someone else for next year. She is married and has 3 small she's a brave soul for taking this on. But her Mom lives close by and I'm sure she will be of great help to Amy.

It will just seem strange to not have it at Mom and Dad's house, but I can certainly understand the pressures of making sure that everything gets done on time and that no one goes home with food poisoning! Mom always had the most moist turkey. I liked sneaking tidbits as her and dad pulled all the meat off the bones. You know, you always have to taste test before serving guests.

Just talking about Thanksgiving day and all the goodies that we enjoy makes my mouth water. We have so much to be thankful for in this country. I know I am a very blessed person to have such a great family and the best friends one could ask for.

Well, enough rambling for today. It had just occurred to me that Thanksgiving is 4 weeks from today.


Mary Perry said...

OMG, Judy, you seriously have me drooling. It does tear at the heartstrings when the torch gets passed. I still cry when I go by my grandma's, and think of all the holiday's, that we spent there.

Cheri said...

Well I know Christopher for one cannot WAIT to have pumpkin pie (but then no one said you have to wait for Thanksgiving for it!) :)

It is quite an adjustment when families change something that's been tradition for years. Both Jeff's and my family have done big changes in the last 2-3 years. We still miss getting together with them at the holidays as much.

Janet said...

I love Thanksgiving dinner, too. We'll be doing Thanksgiving at our house this year, having lost my mom in May. It's going to be hard, I know. Her cranberry salad, stuffing, and pumpkin pie were the best. I won't even try to duplicate them.