Thanksgiving 2021. The same, but different.

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This year as in the past we will be sharing our bounty with family and extended family. The feast will have many of the traditional elements.

  • There will be more than enough food to feed twice the people at the dinner table.
  • There will be NFL football on the television.
  • Since we are in Arizona the weather will be warm. We may end up eating on the patio.
  • At least one member of the family will leave early to get to the Black Friday sales before anyone else.

The Macy’s parade will still welcome Santa to town, just as they did in the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Although it seems like Santa never left, he has been in the department stores and on television for months. He must be exhausted having to work all year. He should have joined a union when he had the chance.

While we will strive for tradition, 2021 will be different in some ways. There will be one open seat at the table, and more piece of pumpkin pie. We will miss my father-in-law who passed away in October. He will be here with us in spirit.

Also absent from the table will be my youngest son who moved to Seattle in September. He will be celebrating his Thanksgiving with friends there. We won’t get to hug him. Instead, we will do a video chat to be with him for a few minutes. His absence is a good thing. A new and better job. More for him to be thankful for.

2021 will also return us a little closer to the days before COVID, here is a picture from our 2019 celebration.

Thanksgiving 2019

Last year our celebration was minimalistic. I sure hope the turkey and the fixins’ still taste the same.

Aside from the food, it is still a day to give Thanks for the love we share and all the blessings we have received. I think that is what the founding fathers intended.

Thanks 2019


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Joseph Domino

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Comments (5)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

This year, family is coming home for Thanksgiving.  Last year I spent it alone!

Nov 22, 2021 04:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - "the same but different" seems to sum up the situation around many Thanksgiving Day tables each year maybe moreso this year for some.  

Nov 23, 2021 03:45 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, I think there will be many similarities and differences this year for many. Enjoy your Turkey Day!

Nov 23, 2021 05:09 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I am very sorry about your father-in-law. Last year's Thanksgiving was smaller (13) than the previous year but this year we are having almost everyone who is available over. What's important is that we all have so much to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving. 

Nov 24, 2021 06:05 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joseph, at least this year we can almost all be together, enjoy your special Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 25, 2021 06:25 AM