Thursday, November 18, 2010

1970's Thanksgiving

When I was a girl, we lived far away from family.  So instead of gathering with Grandparents and cousins for the holidays, we invited friends over.  Close friends, who were given honorary family names, like Aunt and Uncle, even though we were not related.

Here we are,  circa 1970, with 4 families all seated around the table for Thanksgiving.   Where did we find a table big enough for 18 people?  My Mom set up our ping pong table in the family room!     Everybody brought food. Somebody brought candlesticks.  One of the other Moms brought over her dishes, so we would have enough for everyone.  All of us glad to be together.   It really was a perfect holiday!

Mmmmm, look at all that good food!
That's me there in the plaid shirt and lovely glasses. 
 (Family photos may not be borrowed or pinned.)

Speaking of eye-glasses, here is another pair to admire.
And look at that molded jello!
 (Family photos may not be borrowed or pinned.)

 (Family photos may not be borrowed or pinned.)

Four of the group had birthdays within a week of Thanksgiving.  
I love this picture of all of them blowing out the candles on their group cake!

Linking to
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Colorado Lady
Thank you for hosting.

I must apologize for not visiting and leaving very many comments this past week.   I have been so busy getting everything ready for the kids to come home from college.  I'm hoping to get caught up with all of you in the next two or three days.

(All of these pictures were taken by my parents or other guests at the dinner.)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ever Changing World

 I continue to be amazed at the ever changing beauty around me.

What a wonderful world!

Linking to:
Mosaic Monday  at Little Red House

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Oh, How I Love Autumn!

Oh, how I love autumn!   

Hope you are enjoying yours too.