|Yes, I'm a couple of days late in posting about our Thanksgiving gathering.
(Even though when Tom said "And I suppose we'll see these pictures
on the Internet" and I replied "Yes, of course.")
Naturally, before we can sit down to a huge feast, we have to have various
foods to prime our appetites... veggies and chips and dips and cheese and
(On years when we have gathered everyone in Rhode Island, we have generally
had a Thanksgiving Eve get-together at our house
and have held Thanksgiving dinner itself in
a borrowed parish hall.)
||And here is our hostess -- Nancy's sister Sue.
Just as last year, Sue
invited everyone to her house (in Connecticut).
As long-time readers of this site are aware, Nancy is from a family of
ten -- add in spouses and children and grandchildren -- and even if everyone
can't get together every year, it still adds up to a considerable number
of people (generally around forty or so).
||After dinner there was time for more convivial conversations...
for brothers and sisters and in-laws and nieces, nephews, and cousins to chat.
|And time for a walk around the neighborhood in order to be able to appreciate
the array of desserts: pumpkin pies and apple pies and cherry pies and
cakes and cookies and donuts and banana bread and apple-cranberry crisp.
(And, after this picture was taken, a birthday cake was brought out because
a 17th birthday was also being celebrated.)
(Note: Jill upheld family tradition by running the Newport Pie Run -- she
ran the five miles in 43:33, which is an 8:43 per mile pace, not bad at
all considering she had not been doing any real training for it, just going
out a couple times a week for two miles or so. Eli also ran the race, although
he is a hiker and a rock wall climber, not a runner. Well done!)