Random Acts of Living

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

This year we all went to mom's and spent the several hours cleaning out the garage. This was one day that we knew everyone could get together to do this.
Mom has no use for all dad's large tools and all she really needs there is what someone might need for minor/emergency repairs, plus some gardening tools.
There were also some tools and other things in the house that mom will not use that was dispersed to family members. As I go through things I have brought home I will post about some of the more interesting treasures.
Around 3pm we all went in for out Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving prayers were given and everyone lined up.
The children always seem to prefer sitting at the bar. These are my grandchildren but I have pictures of my children in the same places not all that many years ago.
But the turkey is what it's all about, isn't it PK?
Nawww... It's the gathering of family and friends, that's what the memories are made of.


Oz Girl said...

Looks like a great day Leann, and you guys got a lot accomplished too. We did the same with my mom several years ago, clearing out many of dad's tools. My son took some, and she even gave some to my new husband.

I well know what a difficult, heart-wrenching task it is, but one that needs done. I'm sure all your dad's tools have found good homes.

Moonshadow said...

The hard part for me was seeing things that dad used, things he had made to make his work easier, get tossed in the truck to go to the dump. I'm glad my brother was there to go through those things because I couldn't have done it and I don't have the room to take it all. Not easy to let go.

Anita said...

Looks like you had a good day :)

Moonshadow said...

Yes we did, Anita. It's good to get together with family. :)