photos taken by my mom (1 taken by me) Thanksgiving 1997
Well, well, where do we begin? These are various photos from Thanksgiving 1997 at my house that I was lucky enough to be able to kreate a kollage with . My husband Karo and I were dating at the time...we've now been married 10 years! I don't get to see my family often for Thanksgiving because they live in Kansas City and sometimes it's snowing there at Thanksgiving and travel is risky. But, as you can see, we're all wearing t-shirts. The weather in Texas was wonderful. I'm the one with the blonde hair-you should see it now! AAGGH! And Karo is the one sitting in the middle of us girls sipping on a chilled Mimosa that my cute niece Erica (the girl with the long, dark hair) whipped up-delicious! The very center is my groovy sister Leta, stirring her cranberries (and sipping a Mimosa) which are very tasty! I'ts hard to get a picture of a whole table and everyone around it-n'est pas? In the upper right hand corner is me, my brother Stan, who lived in Waco, Texas, and my son Rusty. Upper center is my stepdad, Bob, who is diligently carving the turkey. Upper left is my sister, my brother and my mom. At the bottom center is me holding one of my dinner plates up at my table. Mom had these plates made for me in Kansas City-they are actually Christmas dinnerware, but since they were visiting, I thought using them at Thanksgiving would be appropriate. Each piece is different. They have god's little creatures painted on them. Rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks-some in the center of the plate, and others on the bottoms. A lot of BLUE going on there, huh? And, of course, there's the table with all the blue decor. The placemats were blue with gold stars on them. We had a wonderful time during my family's visit-laughed a lot. And, yes, enjoyed a few mimosa's too! One my greatest memories.
Unbeknownst to me, my blue dining room would eventually become KardKorner Headquarters. My old desk was in another room collecting dust and everything else that came along. And we don't have enough large family dinners for that table. The table and chairs has gone to a family who enjoys it very regularly. And the walls are now a soft oat color with pale yellow beneath the chair rail. And now, we have a small dinette table for four, and sometimes five that accommodates us very nicely.
I am truly thankful for all the gifts that God and life have given me. My brother Stan passed away in 2007, which still saddens us today. But we have the greatest memories of him that do live on. He was our own "Davy Crockett"! I have a wonderful husband who is always at my side-and he does floors too! I have my handsome son Rusty who has given us a most precious gift-Shawn! And, right now, I STILL have a job and health insurance! I am thankful for my family-mom and her husband Bob, my sister Leta, niece Erica and for Karo's family who have always been kind and a lot of fun to be around. We have 3 granddaughters on Karo's side from his son Chad. All three are healthy, cute and smart. Wonderful girls. And selfishly enough, I am thankful to be me!
I am also extremely thankful for my readers-it is so much fun reading other's blogs. I have been entertained by them and have also learned new things that interest me. Thank you for visiting my blog and making wonderful and uplifting comments. I was very shy about it at first, and leary of making comments-but I've seen and read such fabulous stories, that I finally had to reach out and speak. I thank my fellow bloggers for bringing me out. And I want to thank the readers who visit and say nothing! I know you're out there! Happy Thanksgiving!
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And in the spirit of Thanksgiving Day, I think the poem below pretty much sums it up.
For each new morning with it's light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
See you soon!