Thanksgiving 1982

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
Grammy and Grandad

Grammy and Granddad

Thanksgiving 1982 was only my second Thanksgiving ever, but it was my last with my Grandmother (Grammy). I don’t remember the day at my Aunt Nancy’s new house, but these photos show that we were all happy. I especially love the photo of my grandparents above because I have never seen my Granddad smile like that. She must have been something special.

These photos are also interesting because today, in 2009, my parents are the same age as my grandparents’ in 1983. I am the same age as my parents’. And my nieces are the same age as me.

Today, I am thankful for my family. I am thankful that we have been blessed with full and happy lives in which opportunities are endless. I am thankful that we are a creative group even though it only shows in small doses. I am thankful for Nik, and am thankful that he will soon join this crazy family of mine.

With that, I leave you with a few more photos of Thanksgiving 1982. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

The table

The table

Me and Uncle Jim

Me and Uncle Jim

Our family of five

Our family of five

And here’s a photo of my grandmother in her dietitian’s uniform when she was 22:

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Happy Birthday Dad!

Saturday, June 20th, 2009
Exactly 1 year ago today

My Dad sitting on his John Deer lawn mower last year with two of his grand daughters.

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday I miss you

Happy Birthday Dear Daddy

Happy Birthday to you!

I hope your wishes come true

I hope your wishes come true

Today, as you might have guessed, is my father’s birthday. These two photos are from last year when I was actually home and got to make him a cake!! I wish I could do the same this year, but he will be surrounded by family and loved ones at our family reunion for my Mom’s Mother’s side up in Manchester, TN. Again…I wish I was there. Hopefully we will be next year.

Family Reunion

Family Reunion at my Aunt Sally's


Thursday, May 21st, 2009

My thoughts are with my family today in Tennessee

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