Thanksgiving – 2014
You learned to play the scale; you are so gifted. – So nice to have you come. – Gramma, I writed you a letter – Got anymore of Vicky’s cake left? – It took lots of pecans to fill that deep dish – John, that smoked turkey is delicious; no one can do it like you. – Whose girl is she? – That’s my Alice in Wonderland. – I want a picture of all seven girls. – I’m stuffed – Try this peach butter – I like your hair like that – Roger, you pray. – Carl, you can’t leave without “Thanksgiving Singing – Whatcha watchin’ – Remember mom’s dressing? Mine’s called Stove Top. – Want some fruit salad? Yes, oops! – Get the boys in the picture. – That has to be three years ago, I can tell by the hair color. – I want to read my “Thanks” poem. – She can really swing that hoola-hoop. -There were 101 people came over. – Lord Jesus, we thank you. – Anyone want more sweet potatoes?”
NOT HEARD: That extra thirty pounds sure looks nice on you.
Image: Unsplash – Stefan Vladimirov
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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Ha! This may be the first Thanksgiving ever when weight gain wasn’t an issue for me. I don’t recommend moving as a diet technique, but on the other hand, I’m more than happy to accept those missing seven pounds as a starting point, and try to ex(er)cise a few more away before the beginning of the year.
I have stayed with three pounds of my come-home weight when I had the water drained. I feel good about that, although I have bounced all around in that frame. Hope you can successfully stay where you level out after your moving experience. You are now snuggled into your new nest? If everything is inside, relax and organize a bit at a time, or is that too stressful?
I love the way you ended this. 😉Such cherished memories can never be forgotten.
Thank you, M. This year’s comments were very much the same but the children’s comments were more mature. We older ones were still remembering when and ruing health and weight issues. 😀