Thanksgiving week….the hustle and bustle of gathering food, family and fun into 48 to 72 hours is a juggling act at best. RELAX!!! The best memories are the mistakes, the accidents, the boo-boos, the crying that turns into laughing, the faces of children tasting things for the first time, the gibbering and jabbering of small children talking their own language and understanding every word; the misty eyes of adults watching the madness unfold, the sleeping on the sofa after the meal while the television blasts out the hut-hut of the games, the hour later return to the table for more fortifications, the kids on sugar high running around and most of all the loving, the hugs, the sweet kisses with slobber and the memories to last a lifetime. So enjoy the ups and downs of your holiday this week.
Lily’s Lagniappe: The state of Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras, plantation homes, swamps, alligators and fantastic college football teams. But during the Thanksgiving week children are off from school and families gather together and forget old disagreements and break bread together. Some of the best cooks I know are from this state. Food is an art form but at Thanksgiving its not about the turkey or the dressing or desserts; it is about the family, the children, the siblings, the grandparents, the aunts, the uncles and spending time together. Even if some are serving our country and not at the table, some are working because their families need the money, some are protecting our streets, some may be on duty in case an emergency arises, and even though they may not be physically there…we honor them with memories, thoughts and prayers.