“Thanksgiving Celebration for YOU and YOURS’ Today”

           “Still Giving ‘Thanks’ for Thanksgiving”

                   “3 Cheers – for the COOKS!”


   “HIP- HIP!  HOORAY!”  “3 CHEERS  – for the COOKS!”

Sure do hope,  that you did  remember to say  “THANKS”  to and for what ever  terrific  help  that you had  –  all those “extra hands”  that were so very able to make a “masterpiece”  of those wonderful desserts and  making this  the very  best of  all meals this year –  maybe even just the biggest  ever and juiciest of  all of  the  “TURKEYS”  – and surrounded  by the best top drawer  side dishes that were so  very well made and designed – that everyone just  had to enjoy seconds and thirds, since one was so much better than the other –  as you  and all  of the guests were there to really enjoy  and give the best of all  “THANKS” to the ALMIGHTY for this most bountiful dinner and  for the topper of the day  –  that everyone had more time to have lots of  “FUN” just putting this all into their memory book – as one of the very best of  our good times to get together!

This picture was taken several years ago and this senior chef,  with her very helpful assistant, “Miss Alyssa” – the two of us pulled off another big feast – for everyone to enjoy???

In the above  picture you can see    –   that – it does not   pay to wear  something   “all white” –  and then –  stand near the refrigerator?   This  is not  the best of pictures, since it is a  “copy”   and,   I will have to locate the original – just to see who’s  – who and what’s – what?    This is a quick item – since we are still doing things with the last of that delicious  turkey!

Sometimes  “Turkeys”  are so large that you end up with    more than you expected  and  it  can last longer – than you wanted, so the best thing to do  now – is prepare containers for  some slices of that  leftover “Turkey” and freeze for another day –   just remember  you can  make good sandwiches  when you  are in a hurry – everything is all ready – and  still – ever so good  – that  you will  be thinking of always having some extra “TURKEY” all prepared and ready – for those quick snacks  – since  you took the time to think ahead – so while busy getting things for the “CHRISTMAS”  date – always  coming around –  so fast and furious,  in these  few days between getting ready  for -and, all  the did and done!

 Since most of us, only prepare the big “TURKEY” once a year – -I keep telling myself,  – “Next year year it will be a very small bird” – for some reason or the other – that is one thing I am very good at  – and that is my forgetting – since this is only a once a year thing to do – guess my memory feels it must forget what I said,  so that, I can just do it  – “Just one more time” – – may as well  start thinking  of something else to forget – and keep on doing that,  which makes for a wonderful “THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY”  – and that all the FUN and FAMILY together – makes for a better memory  in my book!

Hope that you are also – enjoying the last of your  Turkey and saving the good memories of this year to pass on down to the next younger generation – and that each year,   after having given THANKS to our ALMIGHTY for all of the wonderful  gifts,   that we did receive – our FAMILY and FRIENDS –  we also  want to remember to share  with neighbors and those that need a helping hand – to make  this LIFE , just a little  more enjoyable for all!     D.V.

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  • Jaime Cardwell says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Tonight we sure did have a BIG & delicious turkey. Alan did a fantastic job cooking that & Alyssa with the sides – YUM!
    I love you Grammy!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Alyssa Leverenz says:

    – it does not pay to wear something “all white” – and then – stand near the refrigerator

    This cracked me up! 👆😄

    I love this picture of us! So many fun times we’ve shared up at the airport.

    I love you sooooooooo much Grammy!! NC

    • Mary Ellen says:

      “Just had to re-read about all of the FUN we had… and of all the FUN we continue to have… as just yesterday was a real good and FUN time with the GREAT GRANDChildren” xoxo

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