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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

November 27, 2014

The front door flew up as Gramps and Grams bustled in from the cold.
Hats, scarfs and mittens were draped on the hall tree to hold.

“’s chilly outside!” said Gramps with a grin.
As he reached up and rubbed the chill from his scruffy white chin.

Greeted enthusiastically by family Josh, Jacob and Ben,
They convinced Gramps to join them by the fire in the den.

As the men shuffled out of the foyer to watch football,
Grams wobbled with a new hip, down the long hall.

The kitchen was a lively and deliciously decadent nook.
Turkey browning, pies cooling, potatoes peeled to cook.

Mom prepared all morn scrumptious smells that were so teasing.
Everyone’s mouth watering, knowing the flavors would be pleasing.

A game of kick-the-can could be heard from excited children outside.
Laughing as they played because in the snow the kicked can would hide.

“What can I do to help while I’m still on my feet?”

“Oh, Grams you made it! Just take a seat.”

“Dinner is about to be served. Susie call everyone to the table.”

Mom spoke as she dribbled the last droplets of gravy from the ladle.

The youngin’s were summoned from playing to wash their hands clean.
As the men protested while being torn from the 60” plasma screen.

Although, one whiff of the aromas wafting from the dining room.
Found them drooling as they entered, their appetites in full bloom.

Clamoring for seats closest to the perfectly roasted and stuffed turkey.
Aromas mingled together while taste buds anticipate flavors with glee.

Slowly Gramps stood, looking around he started to say,
“Before we bow our heads to give thanks and pray.

I’d like to remind us of why we are all here.
Why we hold this day of thanksgiving so dear.

It’s a time to be grateful for all that we have.
Not what we want or wish we already had.

It’s not about fancy cars, or trips to and fro.
It’s not about how much money we want to grow.

It’s not about iPads, iPods or iPhones that glitter.
It’s not about how popular you are on Facebook or Twitter.

This day of thanksgiving is when we gather to share.
Love, hope and gratitude and express how much we care.

We count it a blessing just to be with each other this day.
Your Grams and I know otherwise your lives keep you astray.

However, as I look across the table and see all smiling faces.
I am truly grateful to have a wonderful family to say grace with.

Heavenly Father, bless those seated before you here and everywhere today.
Hold us close in your loving arms today and always.

May we always know what to truly be grateful for as each new day begins.
Hope…health…happiness…and the love of our family and friends.”

Friends, be grateful this Thanksgiving for all that you and always. Many blessing to you and yours and Happy Thanksgiving!



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