a dedication to my Fryer Family

Thanksgiving week-end...here it is again. I have been here in Winnipeg for six and a half years now, and I still miss my Fryer-family...our Fryer-traditions...even more on the holidays.

Since I came here, Fryer-traditions have obviously changed...so what could I really be missing?

First off, there is the addition of two mini Charette-Fryer's: Nickel and 2Penny. The great thing about them, is that they bring new things, but at the same time, they meld so well with the old.

Returning to the house that I grew up in, or my last old bedroom is no longer an option. But Grandma and Grandpa Fryer's good china, and Ladyfingers and D's good china is still around...and I remember that the most because we have to do the dishes by hand when we use them!

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, a bun, and some veggies...I can get that just about anywhere. But I can't get it with the stress that is created at the same time as the food...preparation of a Fryer meal has always had a bit of tension...and the food isn't the same without it!

But the best part of a Fryer holiday week-end (other than the countless games of cards: Oh Hell, Conasta-does-anyone-know-where-moms'-card-holder-is?, Euchre), what I miss the most, is the people. A small gathering of the people who know you the best: people who know about your dreams, your struggles, and your achievements. Your inner-circle, your peeps, your rocks, your challengers, your "how are you?" and meaning its.

October 1977

Thank you for family.



Ladyfingers said...
October 6, 2007 at 5:05 p.m.

That's nice Em. We miss U2. Things do change. The house is now a condo on the 11th floor of a different city. You hate elevators.
Dinner isn't as stressful with the switch to instant potatoes & eliminating the yellow & orange food no one liked. The turkey and dressing are the same. Cards are out because of nickel, 2penny & Mom needing to go to bed. Mom xx

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