Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving decoration?
You know, one that you pull out every year to display somewhere prominently so that you can gaze upon it daily? It’s your favorite because of the fond memories associated with it?
I sure do!
I bought this little wooden hand-painted jalopy at a craft fair in a local Catholic church in Coral Springs, Florida back in 1995 when I lived there and had my own booth at all the local craft fairs. My dear sisters and Mother would come down to southern Florida from their homes in central Florida for the weekend and help me lug all my stuff over to the church, set up my booth and run it the whole weekend and then help me take it all down and lug it all back home.
(All the photos I have of those times are 35mm, not digital… I should get one of those converter box thingies, huh?)
We used to have such a good time chatting, selling, eating and admiring others’ wares and shopping at all the booths.
I remember my oldest sister Patty and I both falling in love with this little jalopy… especially because of the traditional song lyrics painted across it… so we both had to buy one!! :-)
You have no idea how many times over the years, we have discovered that even living many states apart since I moved here to Virginia in 1998, that we’ve gone to our local stores and bought the exact same thing- fabrics, patterns, decorative home accents, purses, linens, clothes, jewelry… it’s like we’re twins from another time! The photo below was from 1958 with Patty, Sally, me and Cyndy in our kitchen for my second birthday.
Another reason it is amazing is that with Patty being the oldest of 4 sisters and me being the youngest, there are 12 years between our ages- she was in her first year of college when I was in first grade, so I don’t have allot of memories of her always being around as child, yet we are so alike! Good strong genes???
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all the trimmings! It will be a nice quiet one for our family- just the four of us! My husband and sons will be out tomorrow morning for a flag football game which leaves Yogi and I to do the cooking! The menu is traditional- turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, pumpkin pie and coffee!
What’re you having?
Are you cooking or traveling?
Happy Thanksgiving to all :-)