Every thanksgiving, I think about my grandparents who owned a turkey farm in Hanover, NH. My family spent many years at the farm and I actually worked in the "factory" preparing the birds for packaging and distribution.
They were "gentleman" farmers and donated all of their profits to Dartmouth College.
I remember as a young child, visiting the turkey cages and yelling "gobble, gobble, gobble" and having them gobble me back.
2020 is a totally different Thanksgiving year. My husband and I will celebrate together in our apartment. No need to feed 30 people that was our family tradition. We will be sharing a turkey and all the sides with neighbors instead. And that feels good.
We are planning on zooming with our family on the East coast and in Dallas.
We are looking forward to 2021 when, perhaps, we will have tamed this virus and can once again smile at one another.
I wish you all a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!