11/24/21 - posted by Tim Dineen
One of my favorite Thanksgivings was when I lived in Boston circa 1982. We had friends up in Canada who asked if they could come down for Thanksgiving...Always ready for a party, we said YES! And in early October, six people arrived on our doorstep. Who knew Thanksgiving was in October up there?!? Certainly not us back then...

We had a blast, cooked a huge dinner, and proceeded to eat, drink, and be merry for several days until they headed north, again... Sweet hungover youth!

Like Frank, the crowd seems to change a bit every year. New boyfriends/girlfriends/spouses, the strays who, for whatever reason, have nowhere else to go, and those who pop in and out because they have to share themselves with in-laws, out-laws, and lord knows who else... Our family has always attracted the strays - some folks just know a good meal and a good time!

My sister has no idea how many will actually be sitting down for dinner, tomorrow, but... with a large family to begin with, it doesn't really matter. There will be food for days and we all believe, like jb, that the leftovers really are the best part!

About 10 years ago, we finally bought an artificial tree - we have so many ornaments, a real tree couldn't hold them. Every one has a story and it's a blast putting it up.

'Nuff for now... off to an early morning Dr appt. Maybe she will finally cure my post nasal drip...

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