Remembering Thanksgiving Past

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S. It’s a holiday known for gorging oneself with turkey and pumpkin pie, but, more importantly, it’s a time when families reunite.

For most of my life, we all celebrated Thanksgiving at my grandma’s house. It was special in that we got to see extended family members again. For me and my sister, however, it was a time to be with our grandma. Her home was always so warm and loving just like she was. She would spend the whole morning in the kitchen preparing the huge feast. When it was time to eat, grandma was the last person to fill her plate because she wanted to be sure everyone was taken care of first. Still, we often had to coax her into sitting down to eat and rest.

A few years ago, after grandma passed away, my little niece wrote a school essay about her which I have included below.

Grandma’s death greatly impacted all of us. She is dearly missed, and Thanksgiving and Christmas will never quite be the same without her.

(click on images to enlarge)

~t

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About Topaz

I'm a college teacher, writer, and faithful Catholic. I do my best to juggle all of these while dealing with my mental illness -- a constant thorn in my flesh. View all posts by Topaz

3 responses to “Remembering Thanksgiving Past

  • farfetchedfriends

    Happy Thanksgiving, Topaz! I hope you make it through this holiday season not missing your grandma too, too much.

  • Dog Tales: A Hospice Dog Blog

    What a nice letter. Thank you for sharing.

    As a hospice organization, we deal with bereavement quite often. Please know that the grief you and your family are experiencing is not uncommon. Do your best to stay strong during the remainder of the holidays, and revisit those memories of your grandmother often.

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