Jere and Kristen provided the place and most of the food.
Josiah showing his Aunt Chris a location on the map.
I think they may have been discussing some of the places he lived in the northwest during the past few months.
Great-Grandpa and Anthony
Name tags designed by Jana
Jesse is showing the inside of his name tag which said “Happy Thanksgiving.”
There were twenty-two people at the tables today.
Jenna and Dustan
Chris and Jeff
Jordan tried on an Indian headdress (made by Jesse) as he waited for his turn to go through the buffet line.
Anthony enjoying lunch
Potatoes by Chris
Stuffing/dressing/filling (whatever you call it)
Dinner rolls by Abby
Cerwin and I took the drink – a mixed orange punch and raspberry tea
Cakes by Deb – red velvet and chocolate
Josh (holding Anthony) and Allie came after lunch. They were with her family this year.
We enjoyed watching Anthony play with the plastic pumpkins.
The living room was full of football fans.
Ready to go home.
It was one of our best Thanksgivings ever.
Thanks, Jere and Kristen for doing so much of the work.
Afterward we went to visit Cerwin’s mom, and even went to see Cerwin’s Aunt Bertha and Uncle John – in her room in Cedar. Bertha isn’t doing very well. It doesn’t appear that she has many days left on this earth.
John came back with us to see Mother (his sister). He hadn’t been to her room since she moved into Oregon House. Cedar and Oregon House are names of different sections of Landis Homes (all under the same roof) in personal and nursing care.
It was interesting to listen to Uncle John talk about his and Bertha’s upcoming 75th Wedding Anniversary in mid-December, which he thinks they will not celebrate because of her declining health.
He wrote a poem for their anniversary. He said it is the best poem he ever wrote.
It was a day to be thankful.