HOLIDAYS REMEMBERED

Autumn colors disappear from trees,

chills of winter are felt in the air.

Gathering together for a holiday meal,

family members laugh heartily; reminiscing over memories from the past year.

Delicious smells waft seductively from the kitchen,

taste buds salivate,  anticipating homemade offerings.

Family begins to congregate around the table,

as the browned turkey is placed  proudly in the center.

Sounds of delight are heard upon viewing the beautiful spread,

loved ones pass warm bowls piled high with mashed potatoes and fluffy rolls.

All give thanks for another year together,

then dive hungrily into the delicious foods on their plates.

Soon, much too quickly, the meal is over,

guests drag themselves home, full, but content.

At night they dream happy thoughts of the day passed,

looking forward to the next time that all will gather together to celebrate.

Happy Early Thanksgiving to all!

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