I met these wonderful people through my son and daughter-in law and count that as an added blessing to our life. Our first introduction was a Morning Brunch, in the "Grand Dining room"! I was asked to bring a breakfast dish that was a favorite. I made a casserole of Bacon, Eggs, and home fries that went over pretty well and when asked, I supplied the recipe. The "Grand Dining room" was their 2 car driveway!
This past Monday we attended the annual Thanksgiving Dinner celebration! Greeting us, as we arrived, was
these charming fellows! You can see , in the background, that a crowd is gathering. Some of us had not seen each other since the last gathering. A lot of conversation and catching up to do.
Once gathered, at this point there were at least 40 adults and countless children of every age, Our host lead us in a prayer of blessing.
Every pot luck dish that appearing was fodder for conversation, "Hmm, that looks interesting, wonder who made that?", "Oh, my, try this, it is delicious", I heard that often. The hostess and Host supplied the Turkey and ham--all side dishes came from the guests. Just a few to list were, salads, mashed potatoes, corn puddings, stuffing, cranberry sauce, muffins, gravy, green bean casserole, and do not forget Yams and glazed carrots. We couldn't get a good picture of the buffet table because, it was crowded from the first Moment. "ladies first"
.Yesterday I received our invitation for the Christmas eve Morning brunch. I am already thinking of what I will be bringing. The only thing that will be missing will be my own children and Grandchildren, but I know that there will be hugs and love from those around us, and another celebration will begin. Yes, this is a busy time of year, and most of us can't afford to have 40 people for breakfast, but when you share the way this is accomplished think of the gift you can bring to so many in this season.! At the end of the day, it isn't the materials possessions that will matter, it will be the gift of love, friendship, kindness and helpfulness that we share with others. Truly what life is all about--try it, you will like it!