I have been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving remembering those who have been here with us in past years..
This will be our third year without my Dad, who has made the stuffing for the bird since our first Thanksgiving here in the States. I was at my parents house in 2009 and took a lot of photos of Dad preparing the stuffing. It was such a tender moment and one that I shall never forget. At the time I did not know that this would be the last time he would make the stuffing.
I wrote about this event in one of my favorite blog posts...November 2010 and shared the photos that I took the year before. Perhaps you would like to take a look.
Over the years, as our son Brian was growing up, we spent Thanksgiving in various ways and in many different cities as while he was growing up we moved eight times with my husband's job.
Ken was a hotel manager for most of those years and often we would have our Thanksgiving dinner at the hotel that he was managing. Other years we would invite young graduate students to our house to experience an American Thanksgiving. When Brian was in college and later when he had a job in NYC he would bring friends to celebrate with us.
For the past nine years Brian (our son) has lived in Denmark, where he is married and raising a family. We think of how much he loves a Thanksgiving dinner so next time he is here with us we will make him a proper Thanksgiving meal...there is an extra turkey in the freezer.
For the past ten years that we have lived here in New Jersey, we have had the pleasure of celebrating with our friends of forty five years. We have had the celebration at their house, my parents house, in a restaurant and our house...this year our house. We will be seven weather permitting...two are coming from up state New York. We have shared many other holidays over the years...this year it will me Christmas at their house.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for coming here to visit me.
I would love to hear about your Thanksgiving and how you celebrate.