Our kids aren’t visiting for Thanksgiving this year so we’re going to have a non-traditional celebration. We’re going out for lunch with friends who are also without their kids this year… to one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis—FLIGHT. It’s downtown, about 5 minutes from our house, has valet parking, wonderful atmosphere, and delicious food. Afterwards the four of us will come back to our house for my homemade hot fudge pie with ice cream, and play Qwirkle. (Great fun—if you haven’t played it, add it to your Christmas gift list!)
We’ll spend the remains of the day watching the “Egg Bowl” on TV. Go, Landsharks!
I just read through my Thanksgiving posts from the past few years, and also reminisced about my favorite Thanksgivings at my Aunt Barbara Jo and Uncle Dan’s home in Jackson, Mississippi. Barbara Jo’s famous cornbread dressing recipe is in one of the posts from 2014, below.
Thanksgiving and Gluttony (2016)
The Best Thanksgiving Ever! (2014)
The Best Cornbread Dressing Ever! (2014)
Skipping Thanksgiving (2013)
Thankful People (2011)
I’ll close with a few words about gratitude from a fellow Mississippi author:
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” – William Faulkner