Thanksgiving Comes and Goes

Thanksgiving 2008 is now but a memory. All the shopping, planning, preparing, and cooking got consumed in an hour, even though the conversation around the table lingered. And the Carving of the Turkey went off without a hitch.

Corey and Chaeli Carving the Turkey

Corey and Chaeli Carving the Turkey

Currie Alexander Powers contributed to our dessert offerings by bringing over the World’s Most Beautiful & Delicious Pumpkin Pie. She used all Canadian ingredients, except for the can of pumpkin. Her filling has a hint of orange zest and is not nearly as spicy with cloves and cinnamon as mine. It’s just perfect, that’s what it is. Even hubby Colin Linden (who plays with Emmylou Harris and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) was bragging on the marvelous job she did.

Currie's Hand-Decorated Pumpkin Pie

Currie's Hand-Decorated Pumpkin Pie

The meal consisted of turkey, squash dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, oven-roasted sweet potatoes and Vidalia onions, traditional green bean casserole, and Bing Cherry salad. Desserts included pumpkin pie, hummingbird cake, and pecan pie. This year, it was just three: me, Corey, Leah. Nobody sat in Charlie’s place. I turned a wine glass upside down there, among the flowers Currie had brought, gathered from her backyard. We had a toast to the One no longer with us, then clinked our glasses to his and went on with our meal.

The Bird is the Word!

The Bird is the Word!

The Table, Ready, Set

The Table, Ready, Set

Another Rhodes Thanksgiving

Another Rhodes Thanksgiving

Then Friday, we put up the Christmas tree.

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One Comment on “Thanksgiving Comes and Goes”

  1. inktarsia says:

    Charlie loved the pie and flowers, but I’d bet he enjoyed even more seeing Corey do the carving. Chaeli was such a great helper, too. I’m thinking of you all this season.


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