22 November 2007

Thanksgiving Post Report

Well, I wasn't able to get the shotgun out to sight-in in preparation for the week-long deer-gun season that kicks off next Monday. When the snow is blowing sideways most of the day in north-Central Ohio, you realize you would rather not have it exposed to that much moisture. Plenty of time for sighting shots in the coming days. Tremendous meal, great family, wonderful conversation and catching up with cousins and aunts and uncles.

And the opportunity to remember family scattered across the U.S. who could not be with us, and those who have gone before us. Most memorable, sitting around a table that has been in my cousin's family for multiple generations. Nine of us for dinner today, but could not help thinking how many people have sat around the same table and shared Thanksgiving meals over the decades. Cousin Dave, in whose home the table resides, estimates that the table was brought west across the mountains to Ohio in a horse-drawn wagon -- by family -- more than 100 years ago.

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