There's a lot to be thankful for in my house. First, my Tewksbury Memorial High School faces off against our perennial Thanksgiving Day enemy, Wilmington High School. As this is the last game of the season, my cheerleading daughter has been TP'ing senior girls' houses, much to the dismay of their parents. The senior girls have been responding in kind by executing the same operation, with military precision, on the boys' houses. We'll hang with friends, watch our daughters and sons carry out this tradition, and then head back home for a big dinner with my family (BTW, hats off to the cooks for all the work they do. Honey, are you reading?). (Un)fortunately, this marks the end of spirit fingers for the season.
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, turnip, squash, green beans, lots of gravy...you name it. We'll eat way too much. Next, settle in to a game and a little nap. Everyone will wake up to coffee brewing which means the desserts are not far behind. Pies mostly. Apple especially. A few drinks and some fond memories of those that used to fill the empty spaces around the table. Remembering is good.
A big shoutout to all our servicemen and servicewomen who are standing in harm's way so that we may enjoy the safety they provide. They are the true Patriots. Let us all pray for their speedy and safe return home.