Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bounty, feast and gratitude

- This harvest display put together by the Chancel Guild at my church. The bounty was taken to a nearby food co-op after the service.

- Since my mother is without a kitchen these days, her famous Senator Russell's Sweet Potato Casserole was delegated to me for the Thanksgiving feast. I only had to call her twice with questions. And in another kitchen in Florida, the newly married niece Abigail was making it, too, as a new tradition for her in-law family.

- Receiving this lovely "Happy Day before Thanksgiving" email from friend Bev yesterday. It sums up how I feel about all of my family and friends, too. (This includes you, blog friends!):

"In the midst of this busy, busy day I wanted to tell you all how much I am thankful for you. And, since this is to be a day of "no complaining" (recommended by someone in Congress, of all places!) I wanted to start my day with a sense of gratitude.
The following is a prayer from my Sunday School class of a couple of years ago and expresses my sense of thankfulness. I consider all of you family, whether we are bonded by blood or friendship:"

For the blessings You have bestowed upon this family,
For all the days we've had together,
And all of the days to come,
For the joys and sorrows that bind us ever closer,
For the trials we have overcome,
And for teaching us that we can do no great things,
Only small things with great love,
Thank you.

Blessings to you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend!


Maude Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynn!

TALON said...

I love how recipes get passed from generation to generation - a food chain of love.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Lynn!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Talon -

Me, too. I like that - a food chain of love... And if anyone would like the recipe, let me know. I hope you have a great day, too!

Riot Kitty said...

Sweet! I made two recipes from my great aunt who can no longer cook so much. Happy Thanksgiving!

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow that's a great display!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

It came out great - exactly the same. That's nice that you did that. How was your day?

Joe -

Thank you, Joey.

G. B. Miller said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was a great one for you and yours.

Lynn said...

It was, G. I hope yours was, too.

Jannie Funster said...

Thank you Dear Lynn! A happy one-day-late greeting to you. I meant to get over here yesterday, but the time just flew away.

What a gorgeous display.

Did you stuff yourself? We sure did, I may not eat for another day. :) Well, at least not for an hour or two. Still feel full from last night.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

Thank you - I did stuff myself, but saved a little room for the multitude of desserts present. We have a tradition of starting dessert off with Ambrosia. Oranges, coconut and cherries.

I'm glad your holiday was good. xo

Snaggle Tooth said...

You even found time for Thanksgiving Day post? wow-
I bet your sweet potaoes were delish.
Great Blessing prayer to use later, thankyou!
I'm certain you had a blessed holiday with so many loved ones to visit with!
My Day was alright too, I did get to visit with some grandsons for awhile.

Lynn said...


I was home on T Day morning and then drove Macon. A little different this year since my folks are now in assisted living.

It's good you got to be with the kids. Hope you are having a good weekend.