Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Dinner. I remember when my family was larger and Thanksgiving was a wonderful, sharing occasion. However, as you get older, your family circle shrinks. My three older brothers are gone now and their families have scattered to different parts of the country. They have their own lives to live and their own traditions to establish and that is how it should be. Since there were just the three of us this year, and we are not fond enough of turkey to want leftovers for the next month, we decided to eat out this year.
In some parts of the country, this would not be a problem. However, in our part of the country, restaurants close so that employees can enjoy Thanksgiving with their families. As we drove through the nearby town that actually has some restaurants, every one we passed was closed except one. So we celebrated Thanksgiving at the Chinese Buffet! There was plenty of food to choose from, including turkey, ham, roast leg of pork and all the trimmings as well as the regular Chinese menu. The important thing was we were together and we still have a lot to be thankful for every day of our lives.