This is the most special time of the year for me. The holidays seem to always bring out the grace in most folks. And then there is all the food!!!!!! As you know we went to the Atlanta area to celebrate with Beatrice’s Cousin Kathie and my high school buddy ‘The Old Bike Rider”, and a whole bunch of friends we met last year, and some new friends we hadn’t met yet.
Besides the traditional Turkey and Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, stuffing, and corn pudding, there were special vegetarian dishes and even some gluten free dishes.
always no one left hungry. What makes this celebration special is the diversity of folks backgrounds, beliefs, occupations, all giving thanks and having dinner together and enjoying each others company. For some, like us, seeing these folks is a once a year treat, but feels like we were just together yesterday.
BUT the fun doesn’t stop there!!!! Friday evening is a repeat of the Great Feast, sometimes with added goodies and then ‘Game Night’. This year was Mahjong. Most of us didn’t know how to play but two of our group were excellent teachers as well as players. After getting the hang of it I actually won the last game.
AND YET another feast was had on Saturday night. Cousin Kathie made her mother and grand mother’s famous Spanish Chicken and Rice which lived up to it’s reputation.
Needless to say i have been avoiding the scale and will continue till maybe next week, but then again, maybe I’ll wait till January. (Think i hear some eggnog and cookies calling me!!!!!!)