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Nov. 26, 2015 — A lower-key holiday

Today is the first Thanksgiving we’re celebrating without my parents.

I’m currently typing this blog entry in the spot where Papa was a year ago. He was still in the walker, but it was only a couple of weeks before he moved to the wheelchair, and only two months later, he passed away.

Our family is spread out this year from New York to California, and I’m spending this year with my brother. We’re now the generation who has to handle things like running errands, making the biscuits, and hosting guests.

The smells are a bit different this morning than they were in Mississippi. A lot of it comes from the fact that we’re all eating differently from what we did then. It also helps that we have a heart patient in the house.

This afternoon, we’ll have an event outdoors with the temperature around 60 degrees; an amazing contrast to last year, when there were several inches of snow on the ground.

It’s a different Thanksgiving, to be sure. But it’s ours.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.



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