Little Thankgivings: This brought tears to my eyes (in a good way)

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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: Linda
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mom2goldens
Nov 21, 2012 6:21 PM CST
Your stories are so moving. I found myself tearing up about 1/2 way through this. You do have a special gift of story-telling Sharon.

WIshing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda
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Nov 21, 2012 6:23 PM CST
I shared the link on facebook, and told all my friends they HAVE to read it. Thumbs up
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Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 6:51 PM CST
Hi Linda, thank you! Lots of good memories I have.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, I hope you have a beautiful day.

Mary, thanks.
I think. *Blush*
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Dutchlady1
Nov 21, 2012 7:11 PM CST
As always, speechless.....
Happy Thanksgiving. I bet you'll drink some tea from that nice cup....
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Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 7:18 PM CST
Hello Hetty,

That 'Mama' cup has a chip in the rim and though I didn't show it, there is a crack on the back side. I don't remember when that happened, but I really don't think it happened upon my rock. Must have been during all the moves it has made since then. But for Christmas I always fill it with holly and have it out for all to see. I'm afraid tea would leak . . .

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving right back to you and your family.
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CDsSister
Nov 21, 2012 7:56 PM CST


Sharon, Thanks for the lovely story. As always you find the heart.

I have a few of those kinds of pieces around my house too. The one I laugh over and love, is the cracked and chipped teapot and sugar bowl from my great great grandmother. It was said to have come through the civil war, but from the looks of it the minnie balls must have come close enough to take a chip or two in passing.

I hope you enjoyed a good birthday and will have a lovely Thanksgiving.

We have so much for which to be thankful, I am making my gratitude list.

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Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 8:04 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn.
The birthday was great, thanks.

Glad you have some old glass pieces too, chips and cracks don't really matter!!
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CDsSister
Nov 21, 2012 8:19 PM CST

That is so true. They still hold the memories just fine. Hilarious!

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mcash70
Nov 21, 2012 9:41 PM CST
Lovely story Sharon, it brought smiles and a little tear, perfect. Happy Birthday, Happy Thanksgiving. Lovey dubby
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Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 9:49 PM CST
Thanks Margaret, for reading and also for the good wishes!
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Nov 21, 2012 9:56 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Group hug
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mistyfog
Nov 21, 2012 10:40 PM CST
Beautiful story! Beautifully written! I was filled with emotion stepping back with you
into the past. Ah, the memories. Group hug

Happy Thanksgiving.
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Sharon
Nov 21, 2012 10:41 PM CST
Thanks Shirlee, and a truly wonderful Thanksgiving to you!
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Nov 22, 2012 5:56 AM CST

Thanks for another great story.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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blue23rose
Nov 22, 2012 5:58 AM CST
Gosh darn'it, Sharon, you made me cry. This story was beautiful and I think it just has to be my favorite. What a special bond you had with your Ninna.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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rocklady
Nov 22, 2012 7:42 AM CST
Such an uplifting story. Your Ninna was a wise woman. Yes, I must admit, the story brought tears to my eyes. I, too, have so many gifts that have been given to me and each of them are precious for the memories of the ones who gave them.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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Sharon
Nov 22, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Thanksgiving is a good day to remember those who played such a big part in our lives. I'm glad if my memories bring good ones back to you.

I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, lots of food and family and lots to be thankful for!
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MaryE
Nov 22, 2012 10:14 AM CST
What a beautiful story! Thank you, Sharon, you touch our days in such special ways.
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Sharon
Nov 22, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Thank you, Mary.
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rocklady
Nov 22, 2012 4:28 PM CST
Belated Happy Birthday, Sharon. You share the same birthday as one of my sons.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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