A Memorable Thanksgiving

Describe a memorable Thanksgiving.

This post was inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.


I had decided to visit my boyfriend (my husband to be) in Columbus, OH.  How we met is a post in itself but we had a long distance relationship with me living in New Jersey.  This would be the first time I would meet his family.

I flew on Thanksgiving Day with the thought that most people would be flying on Wednesday. It really didn’t matter.  One of Grant’s cousins was a doctor and he had to work on Thanksgiving Day so they were going to hold Thanksgiving on Saturday. Grant was the consummate bachelor, having never turned on his oven or range top in the seven years he had been living in his apartment.  He had NO food.  Grant and I figured there would be some place open that we could have some dinner out on Thanksgiving Day.

After getting settled in his apartment and hanging out for a while, we set off in search of a place to eat.  EVERY restaurant was closed, even the old standby, the Chinese restaurants!  By this time we were starving and we pretty much didn’t care what we ate!

So we ate at the only place we had finally found that was open:  White Castle! Eating teeny cheeseburgers, onion rings, soda and coffee wasn’t exactly our idea of a nice dinner, but it really didn’t matter because we were in love and we were just happy to be together.

That Saturday I met his whole family and they were all nice and welcoming.  I felt very much at home and the dinner was delicious!

That was ten years ago.  Today the two of us plus Tyler are eating at a friend’s home and Tyler will have lots of fun playing with their little boy.

The dinner is certain to be better than a Crave Case of tiny hamburgers!


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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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