When Company Comes

The Feelies – When Company Comes

My mom came down to our house for Thanksgiving instead of us driving up there, for which I am very grateful since there’s snow on the ground up at her house. It’s below freezing here as well but at least you can stand inside and look out at bare ground with scattered leaves while you inhale the smells of all the food underway.

I am truly spoiled. Most of the time people who have guests over for Thanksgiving have to do all the cooking for the assembled masses. My guest is doing all the cooking! I did help, a little, and I made lunch earlier, but now I am just sitting here breathing deeply and eagerly.

It’s quiet, we don’t have broadcast TV so there’s no football game in the background, no parade, and with only five of us, no rowdy kids playing. A real departure from the Thanksgivings of my childhood where we always had a kids’ table, sometimes even two kids’ tables. That will be Christmas this year.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. We were just five too. Quiet holidays are our favorite ones. We are treasuring the togetherness of our nuclear unit as the kids become adults. I’m sure your mom appreciated the chance to cook and do for you as much as you appreciated the spoiling.

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