A Different Thanksgiving

We usually travel to Colorado to visit my parents and other family members for Thanksgiving.  This year Husband has a new job (one of many things we are grateful for) that means he has to work on Friday (day after Thanksgiving), and the trip was not practical.

Staying wasn’t a bad thing, but I really couldn’t cook a proper Thanksgiving dinner for just four people.  What to do?  Tuesday morning I woke up with an idea:  Firefighters.  After talking with the local station I found that they had no real plans for the day.  “We just try to make a little something here,” the captain said.

My offer to deliver dinner was enthusiastically received.  “And, we really like pie,” he added.


How about a lot of pie?


So, along with the typical turkey-day dishes, we made five kinds of pie:  peach, apple, pumpkin (of course), coconut and raisin sour cream (an old-fashioned pie much loved in my family).  We cut several slices of each and delivered them on trays like a buffet.  The men were amazed, and my daughter was sure they were counting slices and dividing by the number present before we were out the door.

Our dinner will taste sweeter by taking some time to serve those who serve us.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

16 thoughts on “A Different Thanksgiving

  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday, your family and your local firefighters.  It’s nice to know there are more people out there that keep the THANKS in Thanksgiving! Thank you for thanking them and for teaching your family to give back to those who give to others.

     –Diana :o)

    “If less of us sat in judgment of others and more of us put on goofy glasses and had impromptu dance parties the world would be a much cooler place and everyone would probably feel a lot better about themselves.”

    – Randall Cleveland for woot! blog

  2. What a great idea! I think Ms Sparkle had the right idea, too. =) That was incredibly kind of you, and probably less than the gas to Colorado and back! I’m sorry you don’t get to see your family this year, but maybe for Christmas? A good job is a good thing!

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