Just before digging in, my family goes around the table, one by one, and says what they are most thankful for.
I like that tradition.
But this year I’ve got a new one, inspired by The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields. One character, Alice, describes her favorite childhood game. She and her siblings would start by relating their very first memory, then go around in a circle, memory by memory, until they got up to the present day. Alice said that the best part of the game was thinking that she’d had all the memories and being surprised by the amount of new stuff she heard.
Anyway, it’s just me, el Hubbo and Princess Fuzzybutt this year. We’re getting up early to clean the house so it’s nice for our four-day weekend. We’ll have a ten-pound turkey with stuffing, some broccoli casserole, green beans and pumpkin chiffon pie… and we’re going to start this new tradition.
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, dogs are from Pluto.