Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving

Today I will be cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner.

I will use my great-grandmother's cornbread recipe to use in my grandmother's dressing recipe. The pecan pie recipe came from Grandmother's hometown newspaper, and it will include Benton County sorghum that I still have from Grandmother.

And, believe it or not, I have pecans from Grandmother's deep freezer, labeled with a piece of masking tape. "Pecans '95." She bought them, no doubt, from someone local and put them in her freezer ten years ago. They are still delicious.

Tomorrow I imagine we will sing "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow" as we stand around the table before eating. Just as we always did at Grandmother's house.

Today I praise God for my Grandmother, Mildred Evans Christmas, who left us 2 years and ten months and one week ago. She was a blessing. And she is still feeding us today.

And will for all our lives.

4 comments:

amylson said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sheila!
Nice memories of Grandmother.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with the rest of the clan. And, eat a piece of dressing for me.

Anne-Geri' said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Christmas. What a beautiful picture you painted of your family around the table; may we all be so truly blessed.

She must have been quite a person, your dear grandmother.

MiRiAm said...

I can't wait to meet your grandmother, (((Sheila)))!