Thanksgiving has always been a big deal in my family. When we moved “upstate” from Long Island, it became a tradition for my uncle and his family to make the trek from Long Island to our home in Orange County. It wasn’t just “Thanksgiving”; it was “Thanksgiving weekend”. Many times, my uncle’s family would stay until Sunday, which meant a ton of fun for the kids and a ton of work for
In those days, Thanksgiving meant laughing over dinner, lingering at the table, watching “Miracle on 34th Street” and eating leftover desserts for breakfast the next day. Now, although Thanksgiving is still celebrated with my parents, the places have changed. This year, I’ve invited my family to my home to celebrate, and even though I don’t know how to cook a turkey, I can always learn. Besides, if worse comes to worse, I can always offer a variety of side dishes.
Wherever you have your Thanksgiving dinner this year, it’s important to remember that the essence of the holiday are our family and loved ones It’s also the time of year when we broaden the definition of “loved ones” to encompass those without family or friends or homes. It is in keeping with that spirit that we at CRL are pleased to announce our “Warm Up” blanket program. We are collecting new or gently used blankets that we will donate to those in need. Donations can be dropped off at our office at 420 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar.
Best wishes from myself and the staff of CRL Magazine for a happy Thanksgiving!
P.S. Before I sign off, please note my name change below. As you’re reading this I’ll be a newlywed enjoying our honeymoon!