The Turkeys are Coming!

The Turkeys are Coming!

My Mom loved Thanksgiving! (The family always gathered at her home.) She had advanced Alzheimer’s at the final feast my family shared with her. I thought a 60s, Hallmark, honey-comb turkey centerpiece would be a bright, whimsical touch so I bought one on eBay for a couple of bucks.

My Mom was giddy when it arrived in the mailbox. “Turkeys are coming for Thanksgiving!” She said excitedly. I started buying more so they would keep coming in the mail. “Do you think any turkeys will come today?” She’d ask, wide-eyed, on the walk to the mailbox. We ended up with 32 of them! I put them all out everywhere for our family Thanksgiving. 32 of them! My Mother loved them.

My family is so stinkin’ funny that not one adult mentioned the massive paper flock! I miss, you Mom, and I miss those wonderful family holidays. It was always your love that brought us together. ❤️❤️❤️

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