Thankful For More Than The Turkey

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Most people, when they think of Thanksgiving dinner, think turkey.

We even say happy turkey day. But there is more than that giant bird that makes the day. And many things to be thankful for making the entire day a success.

Think about the planning, inviting, the cleaning, and getting ready the guest rooms. Think about the shopping, prepping, cooking, setting the table, finding the extra seating, dressing, and greeting each person.

It is about the timing and getting the food in front of everyone while still hot and enjoying each other.

The tradition is often that each person gets a turn to state what they are thankful for the year. This year our host, at the head of the table, spoke to and about each family member and guest. He spent time telling a story about the person and sharing what each has meant to him and his family.

It was beyond touching how he made every person feel important. He expressed how thankful he was that we were each at his table. He thanked the guests for being at their home for the Thanksgiving dinner.


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Looking at the photos above, in addition to the turkey, there was the delicious squash soup, gorgeous colorful salad, wild rice mushroom stuffing, crisp smashed potatoes, in addition to the succulent smoked turkey and brisket.

And homemade desserts including cherry pie and exquisite apple tarts. Just think of how long it took to slice all those apples thinly.

It was a lovely evening with good wine, excellent food, good conversation, and a room full of thankful guests who appreciated the holiday and could share the evening. 

So thankful to be a part of this friendship and Thanksgiving tradition.


Margaret Rome

Comments (21)

Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Sounds like it was a wonderful Thanksgiving with wonderful friends.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Nov 27, 2021 02:44 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Elyse Berman, PA  Good talking with you and hope your weekend is wonderful.

Nov 27, 2021 09:40 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a wonderful thing to do - tell a story about each attendee and make them all feel so important. I'm glad you had such an enjoyable day!

Nov 27, 2021 04:52 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kat Palmiotti, And I sure hope you have made this a memorable Thanksgiving week.

Nov 27, 2021 09:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - a cornucopia of thankfulness surrounds this post.  

Nov 27, 2021 04:52 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Michael Jacobs Good to see you and I am wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Nov 27, 2021 09:42 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am always thankful for so much that I hate being put on the spot and asked what I am thankful for, haha.

Nov 27, 2021 05:22 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Brian England There is something to be thankful for many times each day if we are aware. 

Nov 27, 2021 09:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. So much preparation for the big meal. And, some fixins become tradition! Enjoy your day.

Nov 27, 2021 05:26 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Wayne Martin, I love the tradition of being included for this day. Wonderful memories for many years.

Nov 27, 2021 09:45 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Thank you for the post.  Enjoy your Holiday weekend. bill 

Nov 27, 2021 05:46 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

THanks, Bill

Nov 27, 2021 09:45 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Looking at all of your beautiful pictures made me hungry!  It sounds like your Thanksgiving diner was lovely and you had the perfect host.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 27, 2021 05:59 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty Good friends, and perfect hosts!

Nov 27, 2021 09:46 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds like a lovely celebration, Margaret. Happy Thanksgiving weekend. D

Nov 27, 2021 07:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

And a happy Thanksgiving weekend to you, Bernie and your entire family.

Nov 27, 2021 09:47 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Margaret - we all had wonderful good food and great company.  This year no leftovers, however, since we were guests.

Nov 27, 2021 07:37 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Grant Schneider, So glad you had a good Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy the celebration as guests.

Nov 27, 2021 09:48 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love that the host told a story about each guest - how touching, Margaret! It sounds like you had PLENTY to eat, for sure! That salad looks amazing...and is something I wish we had put on our table. Most holiday dishes are so heavy - a good salad would have been welcomed relief! LOL

Ray always has the honor of saying the blessing for us and I always in awe of his creativity and making everyone feel special - and think about things that are important to us in life. He's a natural!

Nov 27, 2021 08:23 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Debe Maxwell, CRS The salad was excellent and added such color to the display. Ray has quite that talent to make each person feel special!

Nov 27, 2021 09:51 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Margaret what a wonderful blessing to be part of that Thanksgiving Feast! It's really not about the turkey by any means and really never has been for us.  I honestly think our guests prefer some of the other dishes and we all love being together and being grateful for 'us'!

Nov 27, 2021 09:36 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker  It's not about the turkey but it is a wonderful reason to get together for this favorite holiday.

Nov 27, 2021 09:53 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - There's a lot to be thankful for when it comes to the love of family and friends. Yours was a touching and wonderful entry!

Nov 27, 2021 11:59 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

It was a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Dec 03, 2021 08:26 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You had dinner at the home of a most gracious and very sensitive host to make all feel special

Nov 27, 2021 12:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Ed Silva, I am so fortunate and I know it!

Dec 03, 2021 08:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret you are right, a lot of work and planning goes into a Thanksgiving dinner, and it seems like in a blink of an eye it is over.

Nov 27, 2021 12:55 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Always good to see you George Souto 

Dec 03, 2021 08:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

At this point Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I am going to be thankful when that bird is GONE! (although tonight's hot open sandwich, served dinner style, was excellent.)

Nov 27, 2021 04:41 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Glad you enjoyed the hot turkey sandwich, Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Dec 03, 2021 08:29 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Margaret= what a thoughtful and kind act from your host!!!  Let's face it, we all love to feel special!!!  What better way to spend Thanksgiving or any other holiday than to be with relatives or good friends, having a good meal, and being made to feel so special. 

Nov 27, 2021 05:25 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I am thankful I was able to sneak away and spend Thanksgiving with my mom

Dec 02, 2021 10:22 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib It is such a gift to be able to make others feel so welcome!

Dec 03, 2021 08:30 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rocky Dickerson,

And your mom was lucky to get to spend some quality time with you!

Dec 03, 2021 10:07 AM