Thanksgiving and Past Generations

Let me share one of the joys of our Thanksgiving tradition. Every year, I carve the turkey and serve it on a platter that came over on a ship from England with Angela’s great, great grandparents circa 1875. We always talk about how each generation before us helped form who we are as a family today. I can’t help but wonder how my great great grandchildren will remember us. Hopefully, in some way, our contribution will be a topic of their conversation around their Thanksgiving table. You never know what that contribution might be. I’m sure when Angela’s grandparents traveled to America they didn’t think about the significance of this plain beige unremarkable platter, but that platter puts us at the same dinner table as them each year, a 135 years later. I, for one, am thankful for my family both past and present.

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