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It was Thanksgiving 2003.  It had been a big year for me and Jason as we had just had our first born son in August.  We went to my oldest brother, Robert’s house for Thanksgiving.  Robert and his wife Chris had 3 young kids.  My other brother Virgil was recently divorced and was there along with my mom.  Our dad had passed away in 2001.

Flash forward to Thanksgiving 2012.  Robert and Chris are divorced.  Their kids will be spending Thanksgiving with their mom.  Robert will be coming over here by himself.  Virgil is remarried and has a 2 year old daughter.  Jason and I have another son.  My mom passed away in 2007.

My oldest brother Robert and his wife used to host a lot of holiday gatherings at their home.  Thanksgiving 2003 was the last Thanksgiving I spent with my side of the family.  I am happy my brother is coming over for Thanksgiving but things are just so different now.  It’s wierd and sad thinking of all the changes that have occured in our family.  I miss the family gatherings during the holidays.

I had invited my other brother and his family over for Thanksgiving but he’s sick and so is his daughter so he’s not coming over.

I am looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving though.  It’s been a long long time since we hosted Thanksgiving.  So long that I can’t remember the last time that I did.




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      Tuliplady wrote Nov 17, 2012
    • Times does have a way of changing things.  Embrace the here and now and enjoy every minute of this Thanksgiving.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 18, 2012
    • I know, things do change. I, too, miss some of the big family gatherings we had. I hope you and yours have a beautiful Thanksgiving.



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      Linda L wrote Nov 18, 2012
    • Things have changed in my family too. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.



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      Marya1961 wrote Nov 19, 2012
    • Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

      Hub, son and I are looking forward to a quiet, peaceful Thanksgiving at home this year as normally we are invited somewhere, but I am looking forward to cooking.estatic



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      Teresa Price wrote Nov 19, 2012
    • We always have a big thanksgiving I host thanksgiving and most of my family comes but we also invite people we know that dont have family around. My grandfather died a couple of months ago so we are really going to miss him and everyone is worried this is the last year for grandma but I wonder what kind of changes would happen if my momma and daddy died would we continue with family thanksgiving I mean I would continue to cook and invite but really now a days people are so rapped in there lives that we hardly see each other at all. I think my parents and grandma keeps us together. I dont want things to change I pray that we will continue to be a family because really who else. We need to really try to stay connected in some form or way so I encourage you to host thanksgiving and start early so everyone will know and save the date tell them how important it is that family stick together. And invite people you know dont have family. I love thanksgiving it is the one time of year we are all thankful why not share it with others. We should be thankful all year for what we have. God bless and I pray that you have a wonderful thanksgiving.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 19, 2012
    • All of my family is in NC. Since moving to Ga 22 years ago, I do Thanksgiving for my children. We kind of made our own traditions. Now they are both grown and we have the Grandson. I lost my Mother last Thanksgiving, so I’m doing it up extra special this year so we can really enjoy our day.



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