Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US, and an acquaintance of Papa’s invited us to a Thanksgiving supper. I wore my floral shirt (see cinnamon buns post), because opportunities like this don’t come around very often. We wandered over at 4:15pm (first thing after school) to the Feldis household, a 5 minute walk away.
We were greeted by Kevin Feldis, an Environmental Prosecutor, his wife Lora, and their children, Kadin, Taz and Kiana. Kadin is super passionate about engineering, and at present is focussed on 3-D printers. He had one at the house and demonstrated it for us: simply amazing what technology can do. Throughout the evening, it was building a bracket for a work surface. Kadin also builds computers and RC cars. His workshop has a miniature pillar drill and metal lathe, and he’s currently teaching himself how to weld! A few girls from Rosie’s year were there, and so she spent loads of time with them, mostly in the pool. Mama and Papa chatted a lot with the adults. And myself? While I wasn’t chatting with Kadin, I was pigging out. Wow! So much food! Turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, sweet potato, sweet potato with marshmallows, salad, rolls… delicious!!!! I had to say “goodbye, vegetarianism!” for the evening, but you won’t hear any complaints! And dessert…pumpkin pie, apple pie, raspberry pie, cream, ice cream, homemade ice cream, and of course, delicious shape cookies from Mama. By the end, I was stuffed. I mean, I could have eaten more, but you know me…!!! After helping to clear up, we left at around 9:15pm with a ½ kilo of ham!
So that was my first Thanksgiving. And what more could you ask for? Spending an evening with lovely people, eating awesome food! A great success, in my eyes. As Tim Allen said in “For Richer or Poorer”: “Good bread, good meat. Good God, let’s eat!”. Happy Thanksgiving.