Cooking A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner – Yes I Can – This Is About Thankfulness


Yes, dear reader,
Unlike most men, especially old-school men such as myself,
I’m capable of planning and cooking
a full-blown turkey-and-stuffing anchored;
mashed potato filled;
gravy-slathered;
two vegetable enhanced;
candied sweet ‘tater and
green bean casserole complimented;
cranberry sauce enlivened;
dinner-roll augmented;
and pie-crowned Thanksgiving dinner.
I don’t want that to sound like bragging,
nor self-exaltation,
it’s just the truth.
It’s a blessing that I can cook almost anything, and even do a little baking, but the blessing came at the expense of my mother’s suffering.
When I was 13, my mother dislocated her elbow due to a fall. That very painful injury prevented her from doing many of her homemaking duties including cooking the daily family meals. As the eldest child, I was appointed cook’s assistant. I performed the mechanical operations of cooking while poor plaster-casted Mom directed me. That was one of my life’s momentous turning points, because I have used those cooking skills that she taught me countless times for my own benefit and for the benefit of others.
Today, Mom is on my mind.
Thanks, Mom, for teaching me to cook and for everything else.
Thanks, God, for Mom and for all my blessings.
Thanks for the ability to imagine and invent things, and for the ability to make, and build, and create the things I imagined – everything from small tools to buildings and a home, and thanks for the ability to repair, or at least “rig up” almost anything. Thanks, God, for the ability to grow food on Your land. Most of all thanks, Lord for the very surprising gift of the ability to write.
As much as I like to cook, I’d rather write about cooking.
I’d rather write than do almost anything else.
As for Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that this website is partial fulfillment of my God-given purpose. More than anything else, I’m thankful to You, Lord, for gathering me to Yourself and giving me the joy of salvation – the joy of knowing You!

“O, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good!
His loving mercies endure forever!
O, give constant thanks unto the Lord!”

Happy Thanksgiving, dear reader!
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ann Hartsook
    Nov 23, 2017 @ 18:32:55

    Those moms! I baked all of my mom’s best recipes this week and cried and laughed as I did it. What blessing they were!

    Reply

    • Gloryteller
      Nov 23, 2017 @ 19:12:10

      Yep, same here! And we inherited their faith too. (At least eventually, in my case haha) Those moms! Happy Giving of The Thanks, Annie!

  2. Tracy Campbell
    Nov 24, 2017 @ 13:54:28

    What a wonderful tribute to your mom and to GOD. Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Reply

    • Gloryteller
      Dec 05, 2017 @ 22:51:13

      Thank you, Tracy. Praise Him all creatures here below! 🙂 I’m sorry to answer so late, but I’ve had a lot on my plate 🙂 Seriously, I appreciate your comments. Have a great Advent and Christmas season!

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