Amen GH... a wonderful day indeed. We've got 18 on the back deck, three
separate family arms represented, abaolutely no drama, feeling good about my execution plan.
Continuing another tradition today of making a batch of stuffing for a former work buddy whose mother-in-law passed suddenly a few years back around Thanksgiving. She made the stuffing every year for my buddy's wife's family for 50+ years and my buddy's wife couldn't bear to do it the next year (brought back too many memories), so I have made their stuffing for five years or so. She always writes me a super nice note and includes some Xmas cookies when the pan gets returned next week.
The year her mother passed they had to eat Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel, which he said was pretty bad, so his wife was going to do a full meal when they got back home. But when they got back after a 10 hour drive the Sat after, a cooler was waiting for them with an entire Thanksgiving meal so she didnt have to cook.