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From One Thanksgiving to the Next, Things Change

The phone rang at six the morning after Thanksgiving. Mama got to the point. “Grandpa Fred had a heart attack. He’s not expected to live.” Disbelief blundered around in my head. Yesterday Grandpa had tended the turkey, said the prayer … Continue reading

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Karen Breaks into a Turkey Farm, escapes arrest

Things were going to be different when we bought our home on the Western Slope of Colorado. That was the whole idea. There’s not a single stoplight in the whole county, and good luck with cellphone reception. But there are … Continue reading

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Thankful for puppies….

It’s not Thanksgiving unless the house is overfull of both food and people. We had the food, we had the people, and we also had the puppies. On Thursday at my parents’ house in Napa we had seven dogs. Yes. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving by the Numbers

“Would you like more Martinelli’s?” Devin asked Grandpa at Thanksgiving dinner. “Sure,” he said, “I’ll have 11/9ths of a glass.” “Okay,” Devin held a dish under Grandpa’s glass, prepared to overflow it to show that he was paying attention. Daddy … Continue reading

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Crazy Thanksgiving…

It’s semi-organized chaos at my parents’ house for Thanksgiving, with emphasis on the semi-. Not quite as crazy as at Christmas, but crazy enough. We never know quite how many people we’ll have–twenty plus or minus—because strays are always welcome … Continue reading

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