I believe I look forward to Thanksgiving more than any other holiday, even Christmas.
Our family tradition is to go to my little sister Betty’s house in Union for dinner.
Then after dinner, the men watch football and the women take the newspaper ads into Betty’s sitting room.
Betty and I have gone shopping together on Black Friday for several years. Last year my sister Cleta went with us, but I think we were a bit too much for her, so she opted out this year.
We always go over the ads for a couple of hours and devise our “game plan.”
We make a list of the early bird items we might want to buy so we can decide what store we want to go to first. She always has coupons for percentages off in several places and we just have so much fun going for the best bargains.
It is, of course, not about the shopping. It is about spending time with my little sis. We don’t get to do that very often.
She always wakes me up on Friday morning with the same words “It’s time for all SILLY people to get up.” And we’re off. Good times!
My brother-in-law has the flu. He is being medicated and his doctor said he should be ok for turkey day. I hope so.
Mama will fix the dumplings, dressing and green beans. Betty cooks the turkey and the rest of us bring various and sundry dishes. We are some pretty good cooks, I tell you.
I hope everybody has a safe and happy Thanksgiving with lots of food, family and laughter.
And don’t forget everything for which we are thankful including the freedom to celebrate any way we choose, the freedom to shop till we drop the day after Thanksgiving, and the freedom to thank God for all our freedoms.
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