Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Hodgepodge

1. Let's start with something controversial...dressing or stuffing? What's it called at your house and what's included in your recipe...cornbread? oysters? sausage? chestnuts?
Why, why, why would anyone put anything except cornbread in dressing????  When I lived in Virginia a lot of the folks loved Oyster Dressing and now that I'm in the deep South there are folks that like Sausage Dressing. I've never heard of Chestnut Dressing, but for me, there is nothing but Cornbread Dressing!!!!
2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to? 
Hummmm, not sure

3. When were you last inside an airport?
The first week of Oct. when Hubby and I went to Las Vegas. I'm soooo glad that I won't be headed to an airport today. Looks like it may be a stressful day to be flying. Ugh!

4. What is one side dish that absolutely must be included in a turkey dinner?
Got to have sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and pecan topping. Yuck! to marshmellow topping. ~smile~

5. What Christmas song do you dread hearing?
Several of the Christmas songs bring about emotions for me, but "I'll be Home for Christmas" is one of the toughest.  There were so, so many Christmases that I was unable to be with my family .  It was so wonderful when my parents moved here in 2000 and we had 8 wonderful Christmases together before my Mom passed away.

6. If someone approaches you and asks for money do you give it to them? Do you drop money 'in a tin cup' that belongs to a person on the street? Do you have a specific charity you support during the holiday season and/or year round? 
I am a real skeptic when it comes to this but Hubby will not and can not pass by anyone or any organization asking for a handout.  His feeling is that if it is not a legitimate need, that's not his fault or for him to worry about , but he feels it is his place to give in case it is a legitimate need.

7. Share a favorite Thanksgiving memory. 
I never lived near my Grandparents and at times they would come to see us either at Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I so well remember the anticipation of their arrival any time they would come. My Daddy's Mom was such a character and when she came the fun began.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Last week a sweet lady offered my Daddy the use of her Jazzy.  She had it in storage from an accident she had had some years earlier.  Hubby and I went out and picked it up, took it to my Dad and we are so hopeful that it is going to be a source of enjoyment for him by giving him an opportunity to get out of his room.  It is operated by a joystick and it appears that he isn't going to have any difficulty operating it.   We wish so much that he could transfer himself on to it, but he can't, so he will rely on his aides to do that for him. I'll take a picture of him on it soon. 
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. So glad that your dad will get to use this Jazzy. It helps just to be able to get around easier.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Blessings and love,

  2. I'm so glad your dad will have a way to get around a bit-that's wonderful. I like the brown sugar pecan topping too and I put a layer of thinly sliced apples on the potatoes before topping-delish! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. What a sweet lady to offer that to your Daddy! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. No one will eat sweet potato here so I always bake myself one! So many Christmas songs are emotional for me too. What a wonderful blessing for your Daddy to use her Jazzy. What a beautiful memory you have of Thanksgiving with your grandparents coming to visit. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. aww, so glad your dad can have use of the jazzy.

    i like dressing rather than stuffing. i heard on the food network that stuffing can be dangerous because the turkey doesn't get hot enough where the stuffing is to cook all the turkey juices. so now i'm scared to death of it! haha!

    happy thanksgiving, my dear!

  6. That Jazzy looks like a great tool to help get people around. My elderly f-i-l fell recently and has a compound fracture in his arm. He is unable to walk yet. He would love something like that, although he is legally blind!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Your sweet potato casserole sounds REALLY good...Maybe you should post the recipe.. ; )

    Soo happy for your dad to get to use the Jazzy...what a sweet woman.

    Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

  8. I know EXACTLY what you mean about the sweet potato casserole! Marshmallows? EWWWW!
    Hope the jazzy gives your dad some of his independence back!

  9. We make a sweet potato casserole that sounds a lot like yours. Yummy! Just say "no" to marshmellows! ha!

    Glad your dad has a way to get around now.

    Wishing you and yours a very blessed Thanksgiving!


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