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My sister Tish, and my niece Cessany came to spend some time with us for Thanksgiving. Cessany wanted beach time even though it was November. H was off work for the week and Andrew was home for a few – but short – days. Our friend Merilyn also joined us for the big day.

After cooking for two evenings and one morning we decided we had enough food to feed Fort Polk. Andrew learned how to debone a chicken and make gumbo. He also carved the turkey. I wonder if he will ever again use those skills. And speaking of Andrew – it’s his 23rd birthday today! 😊

We laughed a lot and some sang. We all ate too much and we were merry, We also learned a few things while having fun.

  • A 20 pound turkey CAN be cooked in an 8 pound cooking bag. (Don’t ask)
  • Don’t cook and sing – someone may snap chat it when you aren’t looking.
  •  4 people can fit comfortably in a tiny kitchen and cook together  – if enough wine is available.
  • Beach time to some is 70 degrees with a brisk wind blowing from the north.



How was your Turkey Day?



About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. Lovely pics, sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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  2. Happy (slightly delayed) birthday to Andrew!

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  3. It looks like you and the family had a wonderful time, Elle. :O)

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  4. Wonderful Thanksgiving story. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. …and fun was had by all!! We had s great time!!

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  6. I love the pictures. You are the closest thing to Norman Rockwell I know. I have visions of you and your family wrapped in layers at the beach hoping they’ll be a weather change. Not you, you knew better, but being a great hostess took them anyway.
    Reminds me of that Jean Kerr essay…I Was a Sand Crab, when she took her kids to the beach occasionally pretending they weren’t hers.
    Nice writing Elle…warm and cozy with a little wind.

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