I like the last line Annie, "the spirit of family rang true"....and it always will.XOXO
I remember the first Holiday season without Mom. It's not easy...Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.You have Apple Franciscan Ware, I have Desert Rose...:)
We had this experience also, with my father in the Alzheimer's unit. It seemed odd, but it also seemed to draw our smaller group closer.(love your napkins and dishes)
Delicious! Those plates brought up a stck of memories!
Hope you had a good holiday. I am taking some of my time off this week to explore new blogs Hi!
I'm looking at your table and count 5 (maybe 6?) placesettings, and beautys they are too. Tis not small, but full of family and joy and good food. Congrats on resisting the purse..... LOLMaryellen
Our table has shrunken so much over the years - this year there were 3 1/2 of us (I count my mother in law as half - with her demetia, she's not quite with us most of the time!) As you put it so well - the spirit of family still rings true!
Our group was small this year...only 6 of us, but we were a happy group, and I'm thankful for our being able to be together.
Our group was small too, but it was the ones that I loved the most.I know this was a bittersweet day for you, but your outlook is wonderful. You were in my thoughts.
What Beth said - perfectly. Thinking of you. xo
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