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Re: Anyone Spending Thanksgiving Alone?

@LTT1  I no longer cook big meals and happy I don't but I did enjoy it when I did and I loved to entertain.  If I had a buffet, I even decorated the plates.  I am use to being alone as I never wanted to remarry after I divorced so I will be home with my cat.  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.  

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Re: Anyone Spending Thanksgiving Alone?

I am, and I just want it to be over. First holiday since losing my Mom. I would feel alone in a room full of people anyway.

 

For her last Thanksgiving last year I bought my Mom a special apple pie at a local country store, it was homemade by a small company. She loved apple pie and had very high standards about it. She never stopped raving about that pie, said it was the best she had ever tasted. Whether she really felt that way or was doing it to make me feel good, I don't know and it doesn't matter. But in the middle of how sad I feel, that memory keeps coming back to me today.

 

I bought her another one of those pies for her last Easter this year. I love you Mom💗💔

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@YorkieonmyPillow.......your response is exactly why I don't mind spending the holidays alone.  Maybe when they leave you can say something like "no need to hurry back".  Do these folks know how you feel????

 

Will be interesting to see how this turns out.  I will come on here when I get home......not sure when that will be.  But will try to do it as soon as I get home.  Want to know how everyone's Thanksgiving turned out......

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@Greeneyedlady21  Sorry about your Mom.

 

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Re: Anyone Spending Thanksgiving Alone?

For many years we always had the whole family over for all of the holidays but after my mom passed I find it's better to be on my own.  I used to experiment with different ways to prepare turkey and side dishes but this year I have thrown caution to the wind and am totally winging it.  Tomorrow may bring a lovely little ham, sweet potatoes, cheddar mac salad and take and bake rolls or it may bring a bag of chocolate drizzled popcorn from Aldi.

 

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Re: Anyone Spending Thanksgiving Alone?


@Greeneyedlady21 wrote:

I am, and I just want it to be over. First holiday since losing my Mom. I would feel alone in a room full of people anyway.

 

For her last Thanksgiving last year I bought my Mom a special apple pie at a local country store, it was homemade by a small company. She loved apple pie and had very high standards about it. She never stopped raving about that pie, said it was the best she had ever tasted. Whether she really felt that way or was doing it to make me feel good, I don't know and it doesn't matter. But in the middle of how sad I feel, that memory keeps coming back to me today.

 

I bought her another one of those pies for her last Easter this year. I love you Mom💗💔


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@Greeneyedlady21 wrote:

I am, and I just want it to be over. First holiday since losing my Mom. I would feel alone in a room full of people anyway.

 

For her last Thanksgiving last year I bought my Mom a special apple pie at a local country store, it was homemade by a small company. She loved apple pie and had very high standards about it. She never stopped raving about that pie, said it was the best she had ever tasted. Whether she really felt that way or was doing it to make me feel good, I don't know and it doesn't matter. But in the middle of how sad I feel, that memory keeps coming back to me today.

 

I bought her another one of those pies for her last Easter this year. I love you Mom💗💔


I'm so sorry, @Greeneyedlady21.Heart

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Re: Anyone Spending Thanksgiving Alone?


@Greeneyedlady21 wrote:

I am, and I just want it to be over. First holiday since losing my Mom. I would feel alone in a room full of people anyway.

 

For her last Thanksgiving last year I bought my Mom a special apple pie at a local country store, it was homemade by a small company. She loved apple pie and had very high standards about it. She never stopped raving about that pie, said it was the best she had ever tasted. Whether she really felt that way or was doing it to make me feel good, I don't know and it doesn't matter. But in the middle of how sad I feel, that memory keeps coming back to me today.

 

I bought her another one of those pies for her last Easter this year. I love you Mom💗💔


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Many HUGS )))))) ... The memory of the LOVE you had & shared with your mother is a treasure.. Your mother may not be here in body;  but, you are, therefore, she still lives on in you!!!.. God Bless!!.. 

 

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@ShowMe wrote:

@YorkieonmyPillow.......your response is exactly why I don't mind spending the holidays alone.  Maybe when they leave you can say something like "no need to hurry back".  Do these folks know how you feel????

 

Will be interesting to see how this turns out.  I will come on here when I get home......not sure when that will be.  But will try to do it as soon as I get home.  Want to know how everyone's Thanksgiving turned out......


 

  Ha! I hear you! 

  I don't know if they know how I feel or not, but they probably will after tomorrowwwwwwwwwwww!!! LOLOL

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Re: Anyone Spending Thanksgiving Alone?

A friend of mine for over 45 years, who  lost his wife a few months ago of brain cancer and he just had knee replacement three weeks ago, was going to spend thanksgiving alone.  I said, gee, if you would enjoy a little company, my husband and I will come and I will bring the fixings and make thanksgiving dinner at your house for the three of us.  He said yes, I would love that.  I was surprised he said yes.  We arrived Wednesday night and will go home Friday.  Today, his house will have all the good smells of a home cooked dinner.  I even brought candies for the table.  We have never spent a holiday together.  This one will be special.  All of us reached outside the box to take the leap of doing something different.  Happy thanksgiving to everyone and enjoy - no matter what it is you are doing today!