A close-up photo of a pumpkin pie. It has leaves made out of pie dough on top of the filling
Photo courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone and a joyful holiday. To all those in need, who are lonely, who are sad, who are happy and proud and giving thanks to our “Father who art in Heaven,” the biggest blessing. 

My father, an Army soldier and vet, was honored with a flag by the U.S. Army at his grave site. He is missed but always with us in spirit. 

Thanksgiving will never be the same. My father would help my mother cook Thanksgiving dinner, starting early in the morning with stuffing and seasoning the turkey. They would cook fresh collard greens, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, corn bread, sweet potato pie or spicy pumpkin pie along with cranberry sauce. Eggnog and soda were the available drinks. 

We had a big feast. My father loved his pumpkin pie with whipped cream and he loved his games. We blessed the table and gave our thanks and grace. 

He became ill in 2014 and made it through to November 2015.  

We spent his last Thanksgiving making certain that he had the love and care he needed from us. 

Dad, once again, you are missed this Thanksgiving, but never forgotten.  We love you Dad, Always and forever. 

I hope all of you who read this will be enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner and beautiful heavenly songs in heaven with many of the family members who are with you now and have gone ahead of you.