Thanksgiving


Wonderful memories come flooding back
Each time Thanksgiving comes around.
From the time I was a child I looked forward
To the wonderful food that would be served.


Starting the day before, my mother would
Bake the pies for Thanksgiving dinner…so
The sweet smell of pumpkin baking was the
aroma that hit your nose when
I came home from school.


My mother also made apple strudel….it was
A family favorite. Oh what I wouldn't give for
One slice of her strudel. I can made it but it's
Not like Mom's.


I remember the huge turkeys that were cooked.
I don't think they even grow that big anymore.
First thing in the morning the "bird" was started.
I don't think there is a better smell
than a roasting Turkey.


Those memories bring tears to my eyes.
Mom and Dad have been gone many years.
The house I grew up in, is gone.
So it's more than a little lonely at the holidays.


Then the unthinkable happened.
Jason went to Heaven. So every Thanksgiving And
Christmas there is an empty chair sitting at our table.


There are empty places at our table
most nights, but none Feels
as empty as when the holidays roll around.
The chair is empty….the dishes are empty…
and so is My heart.


Many, many years ago a friend of my mothers
Asked her if she had a favorite…
Her answer was yes….
and the friend asked her
Which one….and my mother said
The one that's missing.


Now I know what she meant by that.







Thanksgiving 2016
















Thanksgiving 2013




















Thanksgiving 2009









Dennis's Memorial


Thank you Elena
Happy Thanksgiving 2009










Dennis's Memorial


Thank you Elena
Happy Thanksgiving 2009




Dustin and Becky's Memorial


Thank you Reeny
Happy Thanksgiving 2009







Jason's Memorial


Thank you Ann
Happy Thanksgiving 2009








Corey and Michelle's Memorial


Thank you Donna
Happy Thanksgiving 2009







Tina's Memorial


Thank you Linda
Happy Thanksgiving













Thanksgiving 2008


Dennis's Memorial


Thank you Elena
Happy Thanksgiving









Robbie's Memorial


Thank you Saralyn
Happy Thanksgiving









Geoff's Memorial


Thank you Karen
Happy Thanksgiving









Dustin's Memorial


Thank you Patti
Happy Thanksgiving
















Dennis's Memorial


Thanks Again Elena
Happy Thanksgiving
















Laurie's Memorial


Thank You Shirley
Happy Thanksgiving
















Andrew's Memorial


Thank You Judi
Happy Thanksgiving
















Lee's Memorial


Thank You Sue-Anne
Happy Thanksgiving











Shane's Memorial


Thank You Dj
Happy Thanksgiving








Shane's Memorial


Thank You Again Dj
Happy Thanksgiving






Ken's Memorial


Thank you Lynn
Happy Thanksgiving










Tina's Memorial


Thank you Linda
Happy Thanksgiving









Michelle's Memorial


Thank you Cindy Jo
Happy Thanksgiving



























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