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Nance Crawford

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Much to be grateful for, around here. Our large and extended family, our health (which, even in difficulty, has been astonishingly resilient - prayer works!), our feline roommates, our (slightly leaky) roof, our close friends, our new friends, the folks we've met through our podcasts and performing, and the pure Grace of having been born in this blessed (if slightly confused and confusing) country.

Woke up this morning recalling Thanksgiving days past - the first one in Santa Barbara, when we couldn't afford a turkey so I made spaghetti - and we were so grateful to dine in a house hardly furnished but in a room with a view of the Pacific; and when smoke unexpectedly began whisping out of the top oven in the house on Citrus, and pulling out the whipped yam casserole topped with flaming marshmallows - I can't remember how I put it out but dinner was a success, anyway; the flash of memory  that brings back sitting around the big mahogany table in the House on the Hill (where Johnny still lives) with Mom and Dad and Grammy and her siblings and spouses still with us - Well, that 's all a whole, book, I guess, if I ever get around to it.

At any rate, wherever you are, and whomever you spend this day with - or if you simply spend it alone - please know that out here in California there's someone who is wishing you the very best of experiences and memories on this particularly special day.

God Bless.

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Reply Nance Crawford
2:47 PM on November 28, 2011 
Diane, thanks for the good thoughts & wishes. Our Thanksgiving was lovely - lots of good food and company and my step-step brother Stanley (whose wife is out of town - in Japan, where an art piece she created received a prize in a very prestigious show) made a fabulous apple pie. There's more news but I will have to deal with it later today or tonight because tomorrow I'm cooking a turkey for David & Patti - oh, and me, too - and I just got back from buying all the "extras" that will go with the meal (yeah, it was an impulse decision on Wednesday and I forgot to buy the fixin's then) - and I gotta get back to messing around with the Dragon. XOXO backatcha!
Reply Diane Koldenhoven
1:24 PM on November 25, 2011 
Nance, Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoyed reading about your past ones!! We moved from Minnesota to Colorado Springs on Thanksgiving 1969.--U-Haul truck packed to the brim! Me, my husband Daryl & pet canary. It was a snowstorm but unloaded everything that night with help of many "over-stuffed" relatives. We just wanted to be in our own place. No window coverings but we did have heat! LOL. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & LOTS of delicious food! So thankful for all my wonderful family & friends. Continued good luck on the book Nance. I know all will go well! Have a great day my friend! Love, Diane XXOO