This year I have a guest, my brother, who is going to stay in our new home for a week. He can’t eat eggs,
and he doesn’t like Mexican food! I wish I were a better cook and will be perusing my
many cookbooks for ideas. But there are many things to be grateful for.
by Mary Foran
Thanksgiving, a very American holiday, although in Spanish it is known as the Dia de Accion de Gracias. In America, it harkens back to the Pilgrims celebrating the harvest with the Indians, and now it is a family feast with Turkey roasted in the oven, casseroles and stuffing and rolls and the inevitable pumpkin pie.
This year I have a guest, my brother, who is going to stay in our new home a week. I just worry about what to feed him because he can’t eat eggs, and he doesn’t like Mexican food! He’s promised to take us out to eat at our favorite restaurants, but there are few here to go to. I wish I were a better cook and will be perusing my many cookbooks for ideas.
This year there are many things to be grateful for and the list is as follows:
3. My property taxes are half what they were before and my car insurance is a third.
4. My neighbors are nice people and they take an interest in us.
5. I have my own office to work in.
6. I can attend Church.
7. I have medical and dental situations worked out.
8. Grocery shopping is not very far away.
9. There’s a walkway along the river which is very pretty.
10. The town is small enough to walk around and explore.
We all have things to be grateful for, and I hope this Thanksgiving we will remember them with all our loved ones around us.
And for those who can’t be home for this holiday, may you find it in your heart to be thankful for all the positive things that have come your way this year.
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