“Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.”
― Herman Melville,
I don’t have an urge to go to sea in November, but I do agree the days can be gray. I love the holiday season, but because I love Thanksgiving, I don’t want to treat it like the pickle in the middle stuck between Halloween and Christmas (I love those holidays, too.)
Here are some of our family’s Thanksgiving traditions:
Tate Turkey Trot--Thanksgiving morning, we all run around the Rancho Santa Margarita Lake. My oldest son’s girlfriend coined our new phrase: Thighs before pies! This year, I’ve been told that there will be medals.
Candy Corn Gratitude–Before the big meal, we place three candy corns beside each plate and we take turns expressing three things we’re grateful for before we eat each corn. (And we can’t repeat anyone else.)
Boy Pie Baking Contest–All adult men are required to bake a pie. My oldest son has won every year even though last year my husband decided to make two different pies to try and skew his odds of winning.
The Day After Turkey Pizzas— You might think that these are pizzas made with turkey, but you would be wrong. Turkey pizzas are individual pizzas made to look like a turkey. Think olive eyes, pineapple beaks, and colorful bell peppers wings.
My daughter is a professional photographer and here’s her blog post about our family’s Thanksgiving. (Her pictures are better than mine.) http://thebarnettes.blogspot.com/2016/12/happy-thanksgiving.html
Wes is attracted to Letty the moment he meets her. One of the things he loves about her is she thinks he’s just a beach bum working at the local hotel and she’s okay with him just as (she thinks) he is.
But when Betty the beagle gets kidnapped, the budding romance goes off the rails and Wes and Letty are forced fess up to their lies and exaggerations before their problems (and beagles) get completely out of hand and off leash.
For the heroes and heroines in Christmas Wishes on Main Street, it’s not quite that simple.
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