I was only 11
Nov. 28, 2011 6:43 am
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011 6:12 pm
I was only 11 when my mother had to be hospitalized and had surgery at Thanksgiving time. My Dad had invited his boss and wife for dinner. I was 11, my little brother was 4. Dad said he would cancel the meal, I said "I can make it don't worry". Well,
in retrospect I realize he was very brave and had a lot of faith in me, because the invitation stood.
I made the entire meal, turkey,stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls sweet potatoes with marshmallows, cranberry sauce and the obligatory green vegetable, (don't remember what it was), and frozen but freshly baked pumpkin and cherry pies. The "Boss Lady"
was horrified when she realized I was 11 and alone with the bird in the kitchen. She kept coming in and trying to take over, I kept shooing her out. Finally, I told my Dad to keep her out.
Dinner was served, everything was ready at the same time, the food was hot, it all tasted good and you should have seen that lady's face. I made my Dad proud. Great memory some 50+ years later.