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Thanksgiving 2019 - Our Biggest!

Thanksgiving 2019:  This was the 30th anniversary of our family Thanksgiving - 4 years rotating houses with my husband's sibling and a first cousin's family and one of his sons.  In 1993 we moved to Manhattan and my husband and I have done 95% of the cooking since then.  This was the biggest dinner yet - 33 people, including 3 children 4 and under. 

Earlier this week Facebook sent me an entry from 10 years ago  - our 6 grandchildren on Thanksgiving.  I shared it on my Facebook page, lamenting that it was so difficult to get a photo of all of our grandchildren together.  We have 8 grandchildren (ages 7-16), and I put the photographer of the family in charge of getting one photo - after I did a little bribery (extortion, quid pro quo) of the children and then stayed out of the action. 

The other family lives in Philadelphia and Chicago.  Our family lives in Manhattan and DC.  Barry's Brother lives in NJ.  In order to give us all lots of time together we had 7 hors d'oeuvres and champagne from 3-6, then dinner.  In 1989, the youngest children were 6 and 4.  They are now the parents of the 4 and under children!

Here is the long awaited photo.  One of our friends said she could tell who I had to bribe.  The group will be reassembled, almost in its entirety, for the Bar Mitzvah of one of these children next week!  My husband and I feel like amazingly lucky parents and grandparents.



Hi Shirley, great photo! Reminds me of my Thanksgiving with you and Barry and the kids in New York... was it 2003 or 2004? Is Henry in college yet? This year, we were in Dallas with my parents and brother. Andre is still at Amazon in Tempe, Arizona. He started working there about 5 days before Will was born, so that’s one anniversary I can actually remember. Since it was just the 7 of us, we did hot-pot where all the raw ingredients are cooked in a communal pot of boiling broth. Yummy and we haven’t done it since I was little, so very nostalgic too. Ingrid turned 7 just two weeks ago, and Will will be 3 in one week! The kids are growing fast. Miss you guys, give my love to Barry too! Love, S

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