“Being good at untangling chains” is not on my resume, but despite the time it takes, I’m usually up for the challenge of untangling such messes. One pesky knot around the letter “R” refused to untangle each time I would think I had it freed to join the rest of the letters. This is a metaphor for life, I thought as I determinedly sought to free the chain from knots.
Family ~ Creators and Custodians of Memory of Rituals
Cousins gathered in giddy anticipation of family celebrations create powerful memories that last a lifetime. Cousins share a family history that spans the generations from childhood to old age. Cousins remain connected long after the aunts and uncles are gone.
This year, I know it was not without great sacrifice of time, money, and distance that my family and I came together to celebrate Thanksgiving. That makes the celebration all the more precious.
Family ~ Memory of Rituals
Thanksgiving memories are priceless because the memories focus on family.
|My father, mother, and Aunt Katherine on Thanksgiving sometime in the 50's.|
Look at all those homemade pies!
|Cousins in the 1960's|
I am second from the left in the back row.
Next to me is my cousin Steven. He was killed in Viet Nam when he was only nineteen.
|The Mordiansen's (A name for this blended family that combines Ryan's and Sheridan's last names)|
Parker, Regan, Max, Bridger in back, Henry in front, Sheridan, and Ryan
|Mama Sal surrounded by three of her kids is a very happy lady.|
Amy, Mom, Keicha, Ryan