As usual, our Thanksgiving celebration was held at grandson Richard's house. When I arrived all of the gentlemen were in the back yard as the turkeys were being fried. They had set a table up for themselves and you can see what a "neat" job they had done. Also you can see that they were "libating" themselves before dinner. This is the second turkey in the frying pot. We were expecting 16 people so two turkeys were fried and a ham baked.
Here comes the turkey out of the oil. It sure was pretty and boy oh boy did it taste good!
I decided this year not to take a lot of pictures of food and tables but rather to tell you about it. Also, I was so busy listening to many conversations at the same time that I just couldn't take pictures! There was food galore. If you went away hungry your arm must have been broken. In addition to two turkeys, there was ham, shrimp salad, mashed potatoes, two kinds of gravy, corn, a squash dish, macaroni and cheese, miniture sausages in barbeque sauce, several dips, all kinds of condiments and small treats as well as 5 kinds of cookies, peach cobbler, several pumpkin pies and a fruit bread. I'm sure that I skipped something - believe me - there was food a plenty!
This is Madison, the youngest member of the tribe, with Danyel in the background, acting as the official photographer.
Of course, the football game was on, causing many bets to be placed and much joking and good fellowship.
This is my grandaughter, Richard's sister, Victoria. I don't think I have had her on my blog before. She lives in southern Maryland and we do not get to see her as often as we would like. She and her husband Paul are important parts of our family.
And finally, here is Roxie, the newest member of the family. She is an English Bull dog, only 4 months old. She never had so many people to play ball with her before and after an hour or so she just "pooped" out. I think the had the right idea. After I got my stomach full I felt the same way.
My thoughts of this Thanksgiving day are of the many blessings I have had in my life. A wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters and my loving grandchildren and their familys.
To all of you rug hookers out there I want to THANK YOU for being my friends. I don't know what I would do without your many loving kindnesses to me. Thank you all.
I hope you day was a perfect as mine.