It’s Thanksgiving today. This day always brings back floods of memories going back decades.
When I was a kid we would travel frequently to southeastern Idaho. I think my mother was related to half the people there. We would gather at a family member’s ranch near Dubois, Idaho. All sorts of aunts, uncles, cousins and such would be there. Lots of fun for the kids, lots of rest for the men and a huge amount of work for the women.
I’m glad that I have those memories. My parents and everybody in that generation is now gone on my mother’s side of the family.
Over the years since, the Thanksgiving’s have grown and shrunk and changed considerably. Not as much food, not as much work the guys are expected to help out with the cleanup. It’s all good.
Thanksgiving is a time to remember people who are no long with us.
I’ve been married for a long time now and many of my in-laws traditions are now ours. For example I smoke the turkeys and other meats instead of roasting them in the oven.
Also, the moderate weather in Oklahoma compared to Idaho means that there have been some Thanksgiving dinners have been eaten outside.
We’ve all gotten older and cannot eat as much. I confess we use disposable plates to speed up the cleanup.
I wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!!
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