We Gathered Together….To Eat

My present Thanksgiving is very different from the one I celebrated as a child.

My mother made so much food, even Shrek would have been popping Tumms.

What comes to mind besides, we could have used a vomitorium is, we never, ever said grace.

Play ball, would have been more the norm after, is the bar open yet?

We then slept it off, just to wake up and start feasting all over again.

The first thing I did when opening my eyes this morning, was to thank God for my many blessings, from heat and hot water, to the few friends I have, along with what’s left of my brain capacity.

Even Patrick, the cat, who was scratching at the door, made the list.

When I let him in, he ran around the apartment like he got into his dad’s pillbox again.

Once he ate a Valium and slept for 3 days.

But I decided it was his way of saying, thanks, for all the tuna and sardines, snuggles and pets, and our ongoing friendship.

I just happened to have had salmon for two, a gift from an admirer in the fridge (I know…whatever happened to flowers and candy), so though it was a mere 4 a.m., me and Pat gave thanks, and actually played ball, before having our Thanksgiving breakfast.

Enjoy the day everyone.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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58 Responses to We Gathered Together….To Eat

  1. This is inspiring. I’ve just opened my eyes, and I plan to tell people all day what I’m thankful for. This was a fantastic way to start a proper Thanksgiving day. Thank you, Susannah. You’re the best! Your friendship means so much to me, sparking joy in humdrum days.

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  2. Sorryless says:

    The blessings we can count, that there is the feast if you ask me. The rest of it, just the tasty details. And I have to ask . . what’s up with the Macy’s Parade? Is it happening?

    Happy Thanksgiving SB

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    We have two new guests for Thanksgiving this year. The first is my fifth grandchild, Zayne (8 mo). The second is a wild tiger cat with a broken front leg. She appeared 3 mo ago. We can now pet her as long as we squat down, but picking up is not allowed. She eats 9-Lives canned food in the morning, dry food the rest of the day, and sleeps on a loveseat under a heat lamp in the breezeway. It would be warmer if we could shut the outside door all the way, but it has to be open enough for her to get in and out or she freaks out.
    Though this year is like a science fiction movie, have a happy Thanksgiving, Susannah!

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  4. Dale says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Susannah. Ours was in October and was a bust. Each in our own homes. I didn’t even bother cooking turkey this year.

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  5. kingmidget says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!! We’ll be doing the traditional stuff with older son and his girlfriend. Four people, with enough food to feed twenty.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Susannah. I hope your day is filled with peace. (and salmon)

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Is there any salmon left? Pardon, who said I get easily distracted by food.

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  8. Vasca says:

    Thanksgiving is a special time – giving thanks to God for all the blessings He so generously pours on us…a daily thing for me. I’m thankful for gifted writers like yourself. I’ve followed you for quite a time and enjoyed volumes of delicious posts. I’ve also followed the comments and replies closely. Sometimes one feels out of place.,,that’s me. You will always be successful, Susannah.


  9. Our Thanksgivings have evolved over the years too. When I was young in Canada, we only celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with my immediate family, although we had a lot of food. In Korea, we might have had chicken since turkey isn’t a thing over there. In the US, we usually go to Leah’s place for American Thanksgiving where they always had the huge extended family gathering, although these days people are tending to do separate things some years. And of course this year is totally different.

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