Thanksgiving Day

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Christina and Kyle

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Katy and Tom

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Andy, Sophie and me—Sophie only lasted a few more minutes. Apparently the laughter got to be too much so she spent much of dinner with me in the living room.

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Dad and Mom

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I believe my mom pulled these Lincoln Logs out for Sophie—but Tom and Andy spent much of the day building ridiculously tall and complex structures (which Sophie dutifully destroyed).

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Sophie saw Andy watching football (aka sleeping) and, after requesting her blanket, put her head next to his and said, “night night.”

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It’s so rare now for all the kids and our parents to be together on the same day, in the same house. So for that, and the delicious food, I was and am thankful.

“There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” —O. Henry