Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain!

Alas! Welcome, welcome, welcome rain! It looks miserable all right. But boy, it’s a welcome sight for all of us here in California. You can see the sun struggling to peek out of thick clouds as it slowly meets the … Continue reading

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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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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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I Remember Irma

    Somewhere between waiting to board my flight and mentally recalling every single item I have hastily packed, my memories of Irma insinuated itself into my consciousness. I am transported again to that cold January day, more than 13 … Continue reading

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