Thursday, November 24, 2005


My Thanksgiving day has already had a great start.  Gabe was online earlier so Dickidoo and I got a chance to talk with him.  He had a nice meal with all the trimmings.  The highlight for him was fresh pecan pie, washed down with Dr. Pepper.  How I wish we could have shared that meal with him.

He says he's 'over it', but I don't think one ever really gets 'over it', they just do what they have to do to move on.  The tragic loss of a friend is hard to get over, but it is vital that he move on, for his own safety and sanity.  He has grown up so much in such a short period of time.  All of the warriors have.  I am thankful that they have each other to depend on, for protection in times of danger, for strength in times of weakness, and for friendship in times of loneliness.

The Oompas are cooking today.  Rocky has already made the fresh cranberry salad.  It was from a recipe shared by one of my customers, and it is absolutely lucious!  It might not make it to the dinner table.  The others will do the turkey, the dressing, the fresh mashed potatoes, the giblet gravy, and the angel biscuits.  I want them to experience the entire scope of the tradition.

To include the washing of the Thanksgiving dinner dishes afterwards!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  Thank you for allowing me to share my life with you.  Thank you for sharing yours with me.


astaryth said...

Now, that's a good reason to have little Oompas around... so you don't have to do the Thanksgiving cooking! Brilliant, I say! Enjoy the day.... Oh, and I think you are incredibly wise and generous to allow them to also wash up all of the dishes so they don't miss ANY of the holiday traditions! bwahahahaha!

cdittric77 said...

And a happy thanksgiving to you as well!
With peace and love,

tc01hm said...

Do you rent out the Oompas?
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

cmarlow330 said...

Angel Biscuits?
whats that?

Happy tgiving to you and yours Jo! ^_^

purplectigger said...

You must tell us about angle biscuts. Sounds Yummy. I'm glad you got to talk to Gabe. I hope he had a good day. Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs, R.C.

jckfrstross said...

So glad you got to chat with gabe, and thank you for sharing:)


tkelliher617 said...

Happy Thansgiving to you and all your oompa loompah's and Dickidoo too!


my3gifts said...

Just found your journal, and definately enjoying it. I'm an Army wife, who's dh is on his 2nd OIF in 2 yrs. I'll be praying for your son, Gabe.

God Bless

heathyrxmarie said...

Dorn, I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

deshelestraci said...

Late Happy Thanksgiving!  I lost you on alerts for a while there.  Sorry about your son's friend too.