Category Archives: Thanksgiving

When We Don’t Always Agree

She leaned in through the kitchen door tentatively.  She had her scarf, coat, boots and hat all organized. She drew in a chunk of air through her nose and into her chest. Then she mustered as much lighthearted cheer and … Continue reading

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Replacement Blooms

I threw out the last faded flower from the orchid plant my sister-in-law, Merle, and her hubby, Ferdie, had sent us sometime late in July. Yes, they bloomed and kept giving new ones until recently. Almost 4 months of cheer … Continue reading

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More Redwoods!

The weather could not have been more idyllic. Sunny but the sun demurely peaked through the tall lush canopy of Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) and Coast Douglas Firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii var.menziesii).  Not much wind.  Cool but with no bite. No humidity. the … Continue reading

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Dog’s Thanksgiving Thoughts

Sigh! What a holiday it has been. So many people in my kitchen coming and going. Playing with dead animals and foliage. Mixing. Heating. Opening and closing the oven door. Churning some creamy stuff on a bright blue contraption. The … Continue reading

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The Family Thanksgiving Dance

We were all gearing up for Thursday, November 24, 2011.  It started with the order for the bird a few weeks ago from the neighborhood butcher: Air-chilled and all natural please.  About 12 pounds?  Yes, please.  Then the menu planning. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

One evening a few weekends ago, we did not feel like going home yet after a comfort-food type dinner at Himawari on 2nd Avenue.  And so, we ventured over to the theater nearby and chose “In Time.”  The premise of … Continue reading

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