Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving - A Memory...and Song by Johnny Cash

We laughed about it later, the tiny plates of food the server brought to our table for Thanksgiving. One scoop of mashed potatoes and gravy, a half slice of turkey and a dab of cranberry sauce. Gathered around that table, half way around the world, sat a motley group of expats from all over the United States. Our ages ranged from forty something to seventy. It was our seventh month living in Malaysia and we were all a little homesick, but friendship and the willingness of a hotel restaurant to attempt Thanksgiving for us could not have been sweeter. 

Whereever you are, wishing you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! 







18 comments:

  1. What a memory! Can't imagine what it must've been like to celebrate Thanksgiving in another part of the world like that. Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving this year!

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    1. Thanks. Hope your corner of the world is fantastic too :)

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  2. Oh my...at least they tried:) May your day be filled with family and friends and may you avoid the following day since so many other forget how to say Thanks and to be kind to their fellow man come Friday

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    1. They did and we were so appreciative! No Friday shopping for me. I'm checking out a retirement home for my mom. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Birgit.

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  3. How kind of the hotel to do that! And I bet the staff had stories to tell about these crazy Yanks who wanted turkey and mashed potatoes when there was REAL food to be had!

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    1. Oh, I'm sure they did. They extended kindness often during our stay, and I'm ashamed of how awful we are to foreign visitors here of late. Perhaps times have changed there too but I hope not. My memories will always be of a beautiful country and people.

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  4. What a sweet memory. What a lovely experience to look back on. A reminder it's not how much of something that gives it value, but the company you're in and the feelings that flow. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Yes, it's a lesson for a lifetime of what's important in life and being thankful. It was and still feels like a rare gift.

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  5. Great memory. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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    1. Thank you. Wishing you all the best too :)

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  6. Hahaha! That's probably as much as I ate for Thanksgiving after trying to cut out meat and having to eat gluten free. At least you had great company and lasting memories. That's something to be thankful for. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Memories are the best. Not sure I could cut out the turkey though. It's that one time of the year. Hope the gluten free is working. There are good products out there, unlike the old days.

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  7. Interesting Thanksgiving story. I've spent many a Thanksgiving away from home, but unless I was at someone else's house I always had a restaurant to go to where a traditional meal was being served. This year my wife and I fixed a vastly down scaled meal for just the two of us. Still ended up with three days worth of leftovers and a wee bit that got tossed after the weekend was up.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. That sounded wonderful. We try to scale down too but i love leftovers, so not too much. Not having to cook for three days is a real blessing.

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  8. There is a bright side though. You don't have to suffer the awful bloated feeling of eating way too much.

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  9. What an interesting story!

    Thank you for your comments and prayers for Guillain-Barre syndrome.

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. You are so welcome. Sure hope things are going well for you and husband. Sure sounded tough.

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