Before my father, sister and I arrived, there were the mother, and the father, their son, and their daughter and her husband. And their grandparents joined us later.
“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways and be wise.
Like the Christmas after my mother passed, I figured we would be joining friends who we knew from church, but I didn’t know they were who usually sit behind us.
The wonderful Thanksgiving feast featured turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, banana slices suspended in red gelatin colloid, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, sliced pumpkin bread, dinner rolls and stuffing.
she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in the harvest.
I could tell you when Pete Rose was suspended from baseball because he was mentioned in a 1986 feature film, which starred Drew Barrymore and was sold at McDonald’s, called ‘Babes in Toyland,’ where they talk a lot about Cincinnati, Ohio.
How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
We played ‘Wits & Wagers.’ Five teams of two played; my sister and their mother formed one team, their son-in-law read the questions and teamed up with their grandfather.
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
Their grandmother and daughter were good when they guessed, my father and their son were good when they guessed and also on the wagers, but their father and I had at least three correct answers.
and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.”
Later we enjoyed pumpkin pie and pecan pie;
both were also available as gluten-free.