Special Thanksgiving

 This was similar to the Thanksgiving TV dinners we had in the freezer for Thanksgiving because we were in bankruptcy at the time and little money was left for food from the checks from the Alexandria Town Talk newspaper in Alexandria, Louisiana.



This turkey is similar to the turkey we ate that day.

My son Kenny had just finished his tour of duty with the Air Force and when he saw we were having frozen turkey dinners he went to the grocery store and bought  a real turkey for Thanksgiving.

His generosity turned a very forgettable Thanksgiving into a memorable one that is still recalled over ten years later. It is indicative of how an act of kindness can linger on in our memories years later.

This Thanksgiving will be another special one since my dad will be 95 on Thanksgiving Day. We have a lot to be thankful for knowing my dad still operates a tiller to plant his garden and mows with a pushmower at an age when most people have died or are in nursing homes.

He was born so long ago in 1914 that he wasn’t even born in a hospital.

At the same time Thanksgiving is a time of sadness having lost my mother 11 years ago. Will never forget her cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  We may not have eaten till 3:00 in the afternoon but it was worth the wait for a nice Thanksgiving dinner back in the 50’s and 60’s.