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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays. I think back to what Thanksgivings of the past have been for me. The one thing that always comes to the fore front is FOOD. Lots and lots of scrumptious tempting food. Food and family is what Thanksgiving is all about for me. spending time with family around the diner table, stories of their lives, and memories from the past.
The Thanksgivings I remember the most were the ones back home in Colorado. My Step Mom would spend all day cooking and preparing a massive feast. We all worked at the station until noon on Thanksgiving day when Dad would close. Just a short drive back to the house, and everyone from the family was all in one place. We spent the rest of the afternoon visiting, and sharing stories of what had happened with each other through the past few months.
Mom and Dad had a really big front room, and two big tables. Mom would spread all the food out for everybody to serve themselves. The shear amount of food was breathtaking. We would have turkey, ham, roast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, fruit salad, macaroni salad, and vegetables of all kinds. There was one thing Mom made every year, that was not very traditional Thanksgiving food, except for us. Dad loved Escargot, and passed that taste on to many of us kids. Mom made four big trays of Escargot, and we would fight over who got the last few, they never lasted very long. Of course she would have all kinds of deserts, two or three kinds of pie and cakes, all home made. How she managed to cook it all is beyond me.
After literally stuffing ourselves to the point of not being able to move, we all sat around talking. I think it was one of the few times of the year when we all talked for long periods of time. I do so miss those dinners.
I hope everyone of you has a wonderful, happy, and memorable Thanksgiving.