The party got much better right after you walked out. You would have really liked it, I can say without a doubt.
The cornucopia of desserts you brought was a definite hit,
but as we enjoyed its bounty, we wished you hadn’t split.
The baby took his first step and Grandma came alive as though for this Thanksgiving, her memory she’d revive. Cousin Shirley was a panic and the kids performed a play— the whole family there to see it (if you had chosen to stay.)
So, the freeway was in gridlock from five o’clock to eight? Negotiating lane changes was hurry up and wait? By the time the party ended, traffic was flowing freely. Uncle Arthur breezed right by us in his classic Austin Healey!
Everyone got home okay. We were in bed by nine— about the same time you got home from waiting in that line. Hearing old family stories may not be your favorite thing, but versus overheated engines, they have a certain zing.
Splitting out on family may not be a crime,
but did leaving three hours early save you any time?
When you’re in the biggest hurry, you’re most frequently delayed. You might have gotten home faster if only you had stayed!
All day long, I gobble gobble. Strut my stuff over the cobble proud and straight, without a wobble, until a man comes with a hobble. I’d tell the rest if I were able, Instead, I’m laid out on your table!
Leftovers. (Except for the dessert we hadn’t dipped into yet in the background.)
I’ll make these turkey and dressing leftovers into a casserole to freeze and take to my writers’ retreat at the beach next week.
Much as I loved your thankful wishes, I wish that you had done the dishes!
Actually, I’m kidding. Many asked to help and I said no, I’d listen to a book and attend to what I needed and Yolanda would wash the dishes the next day. Darn. I wish I’d remembered to save more dessert for her. I kept telling people to take it because I didn’t want to eat it myself! I did get her a bit of pumpkin and pecan pies and whipped cream. Should have saved her a “little of everything.”
Party in full swing. Too busy to get many pictures.
Party winding down. Everyone had fun by the looks of it and brought wonderful food, as you saw in my last post. The party started at 2 and by 7:30, it was just I and three very happy dogs–let out of captivity.