Little Thankgivings: Ninna was a very special lady...

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Little Thankgivings

By Sharon
November 22, 2012

Winter celebrations were all strung out like beads on a necklace, one right after the other. It was difficult for a child to tell one from the other since most of them were all covered in snow, but I always knew Thanksgiving followed closely on the edges of my birthday.

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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Nov 21, 2012 6:17 PM CST
***wipes tears****



***blows nose****


Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby


Thank you.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 6:47 PM CST
She was very special.
Thanks, Mary. Sorry about the tears. Again.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Nov 21, 2012 7:03 PM CST
No need to be sorry.... they were good tears. Any tears your stories bring are good tears, in my experience. Thumbs up

In my china cabinet are two small bud vases that my Uncle Ike brought to his mom from Japan when he was in the Merchant Marines. They're slightly dinged from having survived the fire that burned down her house, but still beautiful. And an English china casserole dish with a piece missing from its lid, courtesy of the same fire. A hand-blown cream pitcher from Jamestown VA that I gave my mom over 20 years ago...

And remnants of the family "good china," that Mom bought at Kroger's in the mid-late 60s, when you got a piece free for every X dollars spent. There were six in our family, so we spent a LOT of money at the store each week. None of us really have big family dinners, so I divided the place settings amongst the family. That way we can all share the memories of holiday dinners gathered together at a table so full of food there was almost no room for us.

I hope your birthday was and your thanksgiving will be as wonderful as you are. Group hug
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My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 7:06 PM CST
Thanks, Mary. It's so good that you have treasured reminders of good memories, too.

My birthday was huge and quite entertaining since it started early and continued late on FB. Thanks for contributing to the mayhem!! And I hope your Thanksgiving is totally beautiful.
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CDsSister
Nov 22, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Sharon,

I love Lovey dubby the picture of the redbird. It would make a great subject for a painting. Hurray!

But it is a lovely photo and could be framed as is. Do you have it printed and framed?



Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 22, 2012 11:56 AM CST
Thanks Marilyn.

I don't have it framed, mostly I only frame portraits, but I do have a lot of paintings hanging around and some on easels. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
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Nov 22, 2012 12:03 PM CST


It would be really nice if you would take us on a gallery walk through one of these days. (Could that be a garden tour?)

I have to go finish my dish and get dressed for the big meal.

Have a Blessed Holiday.

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 22, 2012 12:06 PM CST
I just looked at that picture again, Marilyn. It was taken on my back deck a couple of Christmases ago when we had snow. You can see the lights on the wreath on the back of my garden shelf. It would be a good painting but I'm not so good at painting what I see in front of me. My mind and hand go in different directions than my eyes and I never know what the end results will be. But I might try it sometime, now that you mention it.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 22, 2012 12:07 PM CST
I might just do that, take you on a painting tour, but no, they aren't all about gardens.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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