Turkey and its narrative

Nov 26, 2009

The first Thanksgiving meal in our new Carrboro home, and the turkey and gravy and stuffing and all the rest turned out as tasty as in the past years. Erin’s parents are here for a visit, and it was a treat to work in the kitchen beside my mother-in-law, Joanne. Dinner was served in our finished dining room, splendidly decorated by Erin, on a table that was her grandmother’s, and on china that my mother lent me.

Wish you could have been here with us, Mom, but see you at Christmas.

Tomorrow is the National Day of Listening and we’ll be sitting down to have conversations about the past. I’ll post recordings to my podcast site, where you can find previous oral histories from my Grandpa Sisco, Grandma Zuiker and Chief Louis from Paama.

As I get up the energy to waddle upstairs to join the family movie night — National Velvet, of all films! — I’m sitting here satisfied and so very thankful.

Anton Zuiker

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