Posted in Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

10 Simple Ways to Give Thanks – Holley Gerth

Holly Gerth : 

The table is set and we’re circling it like sharks. My husband has an eye on a turkey leg. I’ve already got the whipped cream poised over the pie. The mashed potatoes are in imminent danger from a cousin and the dog is imagining what she could do if only she had thumbs.

Then someone pauses and says, “Before we begin, let’s give thanks.” We blush and murmur, look at the ground and shuffle our feet. Five minutes ago we were overflowing with grateful thoughts but now in the spotlight of this moment with distracting smells all around we are drooling hooligans with forks halfway to our mouths.


My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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