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The best Thanksgivings ever are continuing each year. 
 
Nov. 22, 2012 9:04 am 
Updated: Nov. 23, 2012 1:29 pm


Rather than reminisce about my favorite Thanksgivings of past I like to stay in the moment and look forward to each coming Thanksgiving.

As time has past my parents have gotten to the age where it has became hard for them to do certain tasks during the holidays so for the past 20 plus years Thanksgiving and Christmas has been at their house. Our tradition started by my wife and I taking care of the Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving from start to cleanup at mom and dad's with all the family. Friday after Thanksgiving there is no shopping so we can decorate their house with lights and set up the Christmas tree and decorations. It is this tradition that is so important to me knowing that there will be fewer times as these with both our parents pushing 90, dad having Adult Onset Leukemia and mom's failing memory.


"The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table."
 
Comments
Nov. 22, 2012 5:20 pm
hi bd. your last memory is so appropiate. i envy the time you and you're wife have had with your parents and i respect a man for standing tall when duty calls. god bless!
 
Nov. 23, 2012 6:23 am
gderr your comment is well appreciated. Thank you.
 
Nov. 23, 2012 11:11 am
Hi bd,beautiful story,your lucky and a good person to be able to do that for your parents.
 
Nov. 23, 2012 1:29 pm
Happy Thanksgiving bd and Mrs. bd! can't wait to see you next week.
 
 
 
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Graduated from the Culinary Institute of Burn and Learn. If DW and I were to take our daughter, son-in-law and our grand children out to dinner we would have to ask, "table for 10". Therefore, cooking at home has a high priority.
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Anything my grandchildren like to eat.
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Making the meal of choice for the grand kids birthdays.
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Pleasing hungry family and friends.
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Anything I cooked that my wife disapproved of.
 
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