Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Turkey Day Is So Near....

Ted and I just bought a ham for our  Thanksgiving dinner. One of the girls will make a turkey, one will make chicken and noodles. Then we all pitch in with veggie's and desserts. Never a shortage of food.
   Not like the old days of growing up in the little red house on the corner, with my 10 siblings and parents. I don't ever remember left-overs. Because we always had a stewing hen, potatoes, gravy, and maybe peas.
   As the years went along, things became better. I don't remember the year my parents first ever served turkey. I am sure it was after I married and two brothers joined the service.
  When we all grew up and had our own lives, we still went back to that little house. We had great times and laughs.....and much love. Thank God we had the love, it took the edge off the hunger.
  I am praying for all of you out there...to have the best holiday, with plenty of love and enough food. xo


  1. Oh, the memories... Hope your Thanksgiving is happy too!

  2. We all have our memories and they aren't always Hallmark moments. We had turkey for Thanksgiving...a turkey TV dinner. But I always made a special meal when my 4 boys were growing up. And even though it will just be my husband and I for dinner....I'll make it a good one. I'm sorry you had such a hard time growing up. Wish we could hug right now! I'll send you BUNCHES of HUGS my friend and wish you and your sweet family a blessed day!

  3. gosh your dinner sounds wonderful. times sure have changed!

    hugs, bee

  4. you had a rough start in life but you certainly have your priorities right, as long as there is love right, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

  5. Your dinner sounds delicious. We always had turkey and lots of family on Thanksgiving when I was growing up. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Everything sounds really good, Susie! Blessings to you and your family! xo Nellie

  7. You too Susie..Enjoy the Holidays with your family..

  8. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful this year, Susie. xo Laura

  9. Oh, sweetie...you have such sweet memories and it sounds like this Thanksgiving will be filled with lots of love and good food! Growing up with 7 of us kids, a big turkey went a loooong way and provided sandwiches and soups for days on end. I actually think we should have turkey more often!!

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday and good weather. We are very iffy about that but none of us have to travel far.

    Sending much love...


  10. Oh, i'm so glad you had "love"....as you look back you know how important that is. Sorry however that you were hungry. I'm sure there were times, but I don't remember them. (Thank goodness..)

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  11. You had a big family. I imagine trying to feed all of you was hard. Like you said it was a good thing you had love. You still have that with your own family and your siblings. I hope Thanksgiving is a blessed Day for you.

  12. Lovely memories, and more to be made this year.

  13. I love family memories. I cannot imagine feeding that many people. You were like the Waltons!

    Cindy Bee

  14. What a sweet post. My mom grew up in a tiny house full of people. I remember as a child having so much fun there with my grandparents and family. I never thought that they weren't rich as there was always laughter, fun and lots of people around.

    When I grew up, my Aunt and I were on her street and we knocked on the door and the owner let us look at the house. It was like the size of a trailer. I couldn't believe how small it was physically!

    Your childhood was rich with family. That is so much better than being rich with money!