Okay, so is everyone familiar with the movie A Christmas Story? I have wondered, after this past week, why there has not been a movie made about Thanksgiving? I believe that if someone ever made one, it might go something like this...
A family of four, we will call them Rob, Amy, Broderick and Carys, set off for a week away with family in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. After a long, surprisingly uneventful drive they arrive at their destination.They spend some wonderful time with their relatives and even have a little birthday party for the oldest child, Broderick, who will be turning four very soon.
They even do some fun things like go to a train museum, see some Christmas lights, visit Rob's grandma and plant some bulbs with her.
Then Thanksgiving comes. With the turkey roasting in the oven, dessert on the counter tops made the day before, there is much anticipation for dinner. Then the phone rings. "Hi Terri, it is Pat, your mom's neighbor. She has pushed the emergency button and I am calling 911. Please hurry." Terri, Rob's mom, rushes off to make sure Grandma is okay. After running some tests at the hospital the family finds out that Grandma is going to be fine. She had been put on oxygen the night before and sometime during the night lost it. So it caused her to feel a little disoriented. So that night Rob and Amy decided to take their family to the hospital to visit Rob's grandma and parents. Thankfully the cafeteria was serving a turkey dinner. So they all enjoyed some thanksgiving dinner and time with family. All for $3.50 a person.
The real dinner was postponed to Friday due to circumstances with Grandma. The food was passed and everyone had a full plate of home cooked food. It was a wonderful time. But what is Thanksgiving without being stuffed so much you can't breath? Well, Rob wanted seconds so Amy got up to get the glass dish of already cut turkey out of the kitchen. She headed back into the Dining room and dropped the dish on the floor. The glass obviously shattered and was now all over the turkey. No seconds or left overs for them! The movie ends with the family driving back to their home!
The above really is a true story lived out by none other than the above family. I write all that in a comedic way, but we really did have a good visit with Rob's family. His Grandma is doing okay, but she will be going to a nursing home temporarily. She is 92 yrs old and has congestive heart failure. Please pray that they will be able to find a nursing home close to Rob's parents.