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This is one of those times I'm really glad my mom doesn't use a computer.

Yep, it's one of 'those' stories.

Before D&D (death and divorce) came to our house we spent Thanksgiving at my grandparents home--my dad's side.

I was so small I had to tiptoe to see all the yummy pies on top of the sideboard. Chocolate and lemon meringue, pumpkin, mincemeat, cherry and apple. I couldn't wait for the dinner part to be over. I wanted my mom's pies. Chocolate was the best and favored by many of this group so you had to get your piece fast.

The moment arrived and those of us with Mom's pie dove in and got a surprise. She'd forgotten to bake the pie shells! We didn't care. We ate the meringue and chocolate anyway and left the shell.

Mom was and still is embarrassed by this story. I love it because it is a solid memory for me of laughter and good times. After the kitchen was cleaned we'd sit, some of us piled up on parents, some on the flour and sing Christmas carols with the grown-ups before hurrying home to plug in the tree lights to see how many needed to be replaced.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving memory?

posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

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  1. LoL, I love this, Diana! It makes me feel so much better about some of the... things I've forgotten to do over the years.

    Your poor mom. But such a funny!! =]

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a delightful memory.
    An unbaked pie shell would never have been a problem for me--I always eat the filling and hand the crust to my husband.
    Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  3. LOL, there are times, aren't there... Let's leave it at that. How wonderful to remember family times together.

  4. I was 22 when I moved out on my own and I remember hosting Thanksgiving at my apartment. It was only my parents and my aunt, but the turkey came out perfectand I was thrilled!

  5. Patty, it is nice to know you aren't alone. :)

  6. Rita,
    It's funny about not eating the shells. Since going gluten free I haven't missed them and yet...yesterday I bought gluten free shells to make a pie. Hope I remember to bake them!

  7. Valerie,
    I since some interesting times in your past Thanksgiving celebrations!


  8. Barbara,
    I have never hosted Thanksgiving. I'm glad your first Thanksgiving on your own turned out well. I'm pretty sure mine would be a mess.

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