November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Days

In this upside down and inside out year, as we cling to some semblance of normalcy, we can look to Thanksgiving and Christmas for comfort and safety. Although different this year, the holidays, as we choose to spend them, will hopefully remind us that throughout history, families still ate turkey and decorated trees and played festive music in good times and bad. 

Tomorrow our little family will cook turkey and gravy (me), stuffing (Steve), sweet potato casserole (Madison), green bean casserole (Peyton), and mashed potatoes (Nicolas). We will also enjoy Peyton's pumpkin pie and, as a special treat, a blackberry pie celebrating Madison's 24th birthday! 

After cleanup, we will gather together and watch the Steelers on tv. I will most certainly think of my dear dad, who I miss terribly always, but especially this time of year, and will talk with my wonderful, amazing, loving mother who for so many years took a frozen bird from the refrigerator and somehow magically and effortlessly transformed it into the most delicious Thanksgiving meal ever.

Have a blessed, cozy, yummy Thanksgiving, my friends.
Celebrate your way.


  1. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

  2. Happy, Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl!!!

    Share the making! Perfection!

    Oh my, that old illustration, with the wife eyeing the messed up kitchen, with hubby sitting and reading. No, that sort of thing, can slip far, far into history!!! -grin-

    It's always been team work which put on the Feast, and which cleaned up after, around here. -smile-

    Gentle hugs, all round!!!!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you snd your family, and Happy Birthday, Madison!!

  4. I forgot you had a turkey baby! I have one too! Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

  5. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Birthday Madison!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving!
    But no Steelers until Sunday now : (

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Go Steelers when they play!!!

  8. Thank You for being
    my Dear Blogging Friend!!!

    💛 💛 💛 💛 💛 💛 💛 💛

  9. Hope you enjoyed your feast and the holiday.

    Happy Friday.

    M : )

  10. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found something fun to watch for the evening (somehow, I imagine you did). Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Hello Billie Jo, I am sure you had a wonderful Family Thanksgiving. I hope you and your family are doing well and that your Christmas season is wonderful. Have a good post-Thanksgiving weekend and I will come by for another visit again soon.

  12. I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. Such a cozy post. I love visiting your blog. Hugs to you my friend. ~Juli

  13. Yes this year certainly has been interesting! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. Green bean casserole has always been one of my favorites. Everyone pitched in, and your meal sounds wonderful, Billie Jo. Happy Birthday to Madison! The blackberry pie sounds scrumptious. It sounds like you had a very nice Thanksgiving. I sure do miss my Dad too...and my Mom. Thinking of you and sending thoughts of comfort and love.



Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo