Tag Archives: Thanksgiving dinner

Let’s Talk Turkey

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a favorite holiday of mine, despite the fact the entire family got drunk and disorderly. I remember when my mother stabbed my father with her super-duper carving knife, delaying dinner till he returned from … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving At The Carlyle

 I’m so annoyed at Camille who was in charge of reservations. You would think a hotel dining room with a prix-fix menu for 300 bucks would have an extra table, even if it’s in the kitchen. Am I exaggerating? Not … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1963

I don’t know why this particular Connecticut Thanksgiving, when I was 9, came to mind, but it could be because of the two Kennedy books I’ve just read back to back.  It got me thinking of that sad November in … Continue reading

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The Right To Say No

It was Thanksgiving Eve when I received an email from an acquaintance pleading with me to come to dinner. He had already asked a few weeks ago when I politely declined. I’m having 8 people, and one’s just cancelled. I … Continue reading

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As I Was Saying

Hi, it’s me Camille, and I’m your designated Blogger for today. Susannah, who’s never been able to hold her champagne, is passed out cold across my bed like a beached whale though I’ll admit, a very chic one. She’s wearing … Continue reading

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Turkeys That Have Known Me

I couldn’t decide whether to write about men that I’ve known or actual turkeys. However, on behalf of the day, I chose those 2 legged, if I were you I’d make myself scarce, members of the bird family. I myself … Continue reading

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The first thing I did on Thanksgiving after foraging for coffee was take a long, lazy walk. I didn’t even run. I just wanted to be quiet with nature as my consort. I was thrilled to find the park peaceful … Continue reading

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