Saturday, November 17, 2012
My assignment: Write a blog about your favorite Thanksgiving memory (if you have more than one, feel free to write about more).
I donít really have a favorite specific memory I can think of. I get large holiday gatherings confused so Iím not sure whether some memories are about Thanksgiving or Christmas. I think of Thanksgivings throughout my life and I have been able to enjoy those after 1999 much more as I have not had responsibility for the full production as I had since 1970.
One year in Seattle in the early 1980s we had a terrific storm and the electricity went out right after I had put the turkey in the oven. We called some friends with gas heat and cooking and arranged to bring everything over there and shared our mutual bounty and had a great time.
Since we moved to Los Angeles in 2006, my daughter has hosted Thanksgiving each year and we have fun going to her apartment and meeting many fascinating people. Last year she invited a group of Italian friends who had never before experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving. Each year a few of the same people come so itís fun to catch up with them and hear what has happened in their lives.
As we get older, we also like being able to leave when we want to and come home to our peaceful apartment.