Just for today, let’s not discuss the bad things happening in the News! Let’s go
“Over the river and through the woods” to Grandmother’s house and stuff ourselves with turkey and all the goodies!
Only this year, let’s get there early enough to help her chop, peel, and stuff instead of plopping down on her worn couch and stare at her old TV in anticipation of the great game. Let’s help her so set the table and let’s try to carefully do it just the way she likes it. Let’s listen to her Oohing and Ahhing over the new, babies, and her favorite flowers we arranged in her favorite vase.
This time after dinner, let’s put her in a comfortable chair in the living room and do all her “cleaning up” for her. And insist that she stay there while we toil. Put on her favorite music and sit and listen attentively to all her tales of past times. Let’s not correct her when she doesn’t remember it just right. Let’s laugh it off when she remembers our embarrassing blunders. Let’s allow other members of our family to enjoy their time with her, also.
Let’s hug and kiss her and thank her many times for the wonderful dinner and silently vow to visit more often. She gave us so much and demanded so little.
I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!