Sunday, November 20, 2005

Weekend Assignment #86 - Thankfully Remembered

Weekend Assignment #86: Who are you thankful for -- who you won't be able to spend this Thanksgiving with? This is a chance to tell us about the people you care about who will be far away from you this holiday, or who have passed on but remain in your heart.

Extra Credit: Pumpkin pie vs. pecan pie -- which do you choose for Thanksgiving dessert?

My mother, sisters, and my father.  I am thankful for the years I had with them.  My mother and father are gone; my sisters are alive, but spread across the country.  It's been 28 years since I shared Thanksgiving with my mother and sisters, and 8 years since the last Thanksgiving with my dad.  I spent that holiday at his bedside in the hospital, knowing full well it would be our last holiday together.  Given a choice between spending the day with my dad, or my husband's family, in my mind there was no other place I wanted to be.  Dad died three days later, on Sunday.  I will never regret my decision to stay by his side that day.  Someday, when Sam and I retire I hope to have the opportunity once again to spend Thanksgiving with each of my sisters.

Extra credit:  Pumpkin pie, hands down.  I love pumpkin pie.  I do love pecans, but not pecan pie.  Pie filling should be soft and creamy, not crunchy.  But that's just me. 

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redpoppy007 said...

homemade pumpkin with cool whip is the best pie on this earth...

chrismlt said...

pecan pie!  warmed with ice cream!  Yum!  You can have the pumpkin, i won't touch it.  here, we have a ton of pies and deserts to chose from on thanksgiving...sweet potato, pecan, pumpkin, lemon merigue (how do you spell that!?  lol).  JD doesn't like any of the traditional pies so I make his favorite, lemon mer...  this year, we'll have cake as well since it's my niece's birthday on thanksgiving.

your sis,


mkolasa101 said...

What a wonder plan and I hope that retirement is not too far off.  I only have one sister and one brother and I don't know but when my dad passed away every one just went their own ways.  

God Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving