Thankful for breaking bread together... anytime it happens

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

My family Thanksgiving lunch was today. I'm still full.  I'm thankful for the wonderful time we got to spend together.  I loved being in the kitchen with not only my mom, but my brother.  Abigail brought her dishes already prepared.

When we were sitting around the table Abigail shared her fiasco cake making experience.  That's a blog post for another day, but I will share it soon. My entire family laughed until we cried and our sides hurt. 

The food Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad, broccoli casserole, sweet potatoes, corn casserole, gravy, deviled eggs, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, cherry pie and new to the menu this year pound cake. It was a bounty indeed.  It used to be less complicated, but as we've added family members we've added "their" dishes. 

I'm ever so Thankful for the time that my family can be ALL together and share a meal together. My brother will be working on Thanksgiving.  He's in the restaurant business and he'll be working for those who just don't want to cook themselves, my daughter is a paramedic and people have medical emergencies every day... including holidays.  She'll be helping those folks.  Donald is off, but being in law enforcement/public safety he's missed lots of holidays with us because he had to be at work. 

Years ago there was a day that I had to choose to be at the hospital for my mom's surgery or be at my daughter's graduation. I couldn't be at one with Donald being at the other because although he asked for the day off, it was not granted.  I picked mom's surgery and Abigail understood. It still nags at me.

So I never take the time that my family gets to actually be together... ALL of us for granted. It truly is a blessing that I am thankful for every time it happens. Tomorrow I hope you will all enjoy that kind of time with your family. Meaningful time.  


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing


What a great feast you had, and so glad you all laughed yourselves silly.  There is nothing better than laughter.  A

Nov 23, 2016 09:35 PM #1
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Tammy Lankford, Happy Thanksgiving to you and donald and the rest of your family.  We will be spending dinner at my daughters home and my son will be there.  Evelyn's only child and both of our  parents are no longer with us.  My only brother lives in California and Evelyn's sisters are in Oregon, so we don't have much of a family left. My 89 year old aunt will be joining us on Saturday for our Thanksgiving with some of our clients. We are cooking,

Nov 23, 2016 09:46 PM #2
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Looks lovely Tammy:)

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Nov 23, 2016 11:59 PM #3
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Tammy.  It is odd how some things from our past nag at us.  Most of the time things we had no control over.  Looks like you had a wonderful meal and sounds like you have a family to be very proud of.  Mark

Nov 24, 2016 03:25 AM #4
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Tammy, laughter with family is just about as good as it gets - priceless. I'm looking forward to reading about Abigails cake baking fiasco, sounds like it's hilarious. Wising you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2016 04:48 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Happy Thanksgiving Tammy. Family time is very immportant. Looks like you had a real big feast! Enjoy your day!

Nov 24, 2016 05:04 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Being with family and sharing a meal is a very special time, that is what I enjoy most about Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2016 05:16 AM #7
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing the story. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family 

Nov 24, 2016 05:53 AM #8
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Tammy, i always cherish the time I have with my family as you do also.

Nov 28, 2016 03:20 PM #9
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