Monday, December 01, 2008


After the blessing and before the feast, my Mom wanted us to go around and say what we were thankful for. Of course, everyone mentioned they were thankful for being there for a meal with family. Then some folks mentioned they were thankful to know those who had passed. It was getting pretty sentimental. When it got around to Lucy, I asked her, "What are you thankful for, Lulu?"

She smiled and looked away, a sure sign that she would dodge the question. I was about to prompt her to say something when she yelled, "Hot dogs!" and took off running.

It was a great moment when we all could chuckle and blame the misty eyes on a good laugh instead of the pain of missing the dearly departed and the other emotions that aren't so deeply buried that reveal that we would all be seriously up a creek without each other.


  1. That's so sweet and something else to be thankful for.

  2. i was THERE for THAT, & I thunks it was wonderful. Spooky and I were thankful for famblies that took in strays.

    But, really, hot dogs ARE damned good, you know... I fully expect to sit on the veranda and enjoy a few in Heaven. Right next to the beer volcano.

  3. LOL! Glad to see there are others out there that have their priorities straight!

    My youngest said they were thankful for snow cones. When asked why, the response was "because it is the only way it snows in Florida!"

    Out of the mouths of babes!