This is another piece from Lloyd Barnhart, one of my favorite writers. He paints pictures with words that bring back simpler times when family was central to our being.
I hope you'll enjoy this word picture painted by Lloyd as much as I have.
THINKING OF THANKSGIVINGS PAST
There were times when both
The mashed potatoes and gravy
The carving of the turkey
Was often less than artful...
Sometimes, the pie crusts
Were a little overdone and too browned
Even after Grandma trimmed them.
Sometimes, the men....
After a morning of deer hunting
Were tired and sleepy.
The youngsters most always
Complained about being seated
At the "kid's table"
Nevertheless, this annual family gathering
Always turned out well;
It was a special gathering, to be sure.
Nothing can compare with a Thanksgiving dinner
With family...immediate and extended
Joined together to give Thanks!
Grandma & Grandpa,
Aunts, uncles and cousins
All together for this special occasion...
As always, at this time of year
I close my eyes and enjoy once again
An old time family Thanksgiving dinner !!
I think you'd also enjoy https://allaboutshooting.com/blogs/blog/hold-my-hand