Happy Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2008 by Gallagher John 1 Comment

What a day! A day to celebrate what we are thankful for. I certainly have been blessed more than I deserve: I am thankful for:

  • A wonderful wife and two fantastic sons
  • Great family & friends – I wish we were closer and could spend ALL holidays together, but I am thankful that we stay in touch
  • A roof over my head and food on the table
  • Living in a country like no other that gives me the freedom to practice my faith, and succeed when I work hard

I am also reminded of many past Thanksgiving memories. Growing up in Follansbee, Mom simply loved cooking thanksgiving turkey. We had a huge turkey, mashed potatoes, and homemade stuffing. We could eat the stuffing and turkey for leftovers Thanksgiving night, cold stuffing for breakfast on Friday, and creamed turkey for days!! Mom always had fresh Pumpkin pies as well and Dad had to have the canned cranberry sauce. Little things like remembering the plates (Pfaltzgraff brown) stick in my mind. I am thankful for those memories, also!!

Now, we have moved, started more family Thanksgiving traditions, and we travel to different places each year. This year, we came to Myrtle Beach! We usually have quite heated discussions trying to remember where we ate the past few years!

I wish all of you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving.

What are you thankful for and what are your Thanksgiving memories?

  • Anonymous

    I too have fond memories of Thanksgiving. I have a picture of you when you were around 4 years old gnawing on a turkey drumstick. That was in the good ole days. One of my
    saddest memories was my mother was buried on Thanksgiving Day. I was so shocked at the turnout for the funeral. When we gathered at my father’s home after the funeral, a neighbor had cooked and entire turkey and meal and brought it to us. Bittersweet. The memories, not the food. I am thankful to have to wonderful sons and daughters-in-law. My grandsons are
    a true sense of pride. The economy
    and world may be in turmoil, but on my level–life is good.
    Love, Mom