“I wanted the room to look like a bowl of summer fruit.” Maya Angelou.
We have hosted Thanksgiving for many years now. I always cook yams on this holiday, and the meal is always served on the parlor floor, despite the kitchen being located on the garden level of the house. We live in a three story wood frame house from the 1890’s, and occupy a sort of duplex consisting of the garden and parlor floors. In the past, we rented out the top floor apartment. At present, our son and his girlfriend live in the top floor apartment and help with some of the house expenses. It is a treat for us to have them there, as we age. They stop in and we share a meal, or we watch a tv show together. It feels good to have them physically close….