The Thanksgiving Holiday is always spent at my great Aunt Tuttie's house. Her home holds so many good memories of my childhood! (I'll save those in another post!) Some of the highlights: Her beautiful china, rice salad and her mashed potatoes! My sisters and I always go after the bowl of black olives left on the table. We can't resist putting them on our fingers and eating them off. Funny, because now our girls do the same thing! So much to be thankful for on this special day reserved to give thanks to God and reflect on all the many Blessings this life has brought me. But it is my Nina Tuttie that I am most thankful to have in my life. Our visits with each other are not as often as either of us would like, but I think about her daily. My faith, character and tolerance for others was shaped by this woman. Thank you!
A couple of other things I am giving thanks for:
The fall to me is about getting under blankets and cuddling with family and enjoying the warm smells that fill the air. The warm apple cider (with rum, thanks sis!), the hot apple pie and sizzling turkey. I wish fall was longer than just three months but I cherish these days.