This afternoon, we’ll celebrate our traditional Thanksgiving family meal. Margaret and Pippa have been making mountains of enchiladas, bean dip, and various other yummy vegetarian delights; we’ll have pie and ice cream for dessert; and in a couple of minutes, we’ll fire up the CD player and listen to Arlo Guthrie sing “Alice’s Restaurant.”
PIppa has been so caught up in the excitement that she drew a poster of Alice’s Restaurant, complete with red VW microbus and a restaurant separate from the church (since, after all, Alice didn’t live in the restaurant, but in the church nearby the restaurant) and a doghouse for Sasha the dog.
It would be great if Nate and Jennifer and Juliet could be here — and grandparents, and aunts — but Si and Laura will gather round the fire with Margaret and Pip and me, and we’ll eat till we can’t hold another tortilla.
Oh, and one more thing — but I can’t tell you that yet.
2 thoughts on “Our Traditional Thanksgiving”
We listened to “Alice’s Restaurant” yesterday, too — I’m glad ours isn’t the only household where that’s a time-honored tradition. 🙂
I, too, listened to “Alice’s Restaurant,” as well as William Burroughs’s “Thanksgiving Prayer.” Didn’t have a chance to watch the movie, though, as I usually do.