Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Social Weekday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Although not everyone here recognizes Thanksgiving – officially, an American holiday that stretches back to the Pilgrim days – I thought it might be pleasant to come together for a celebration of our own. After all, we don’t really need to use an official holiday as an excuse to be merry, eat yummy treats, and show gratitude for all the people, creatures, places, and things that we hold dear.

So, pass around the turkey and stuffing – or whatever delicacies you treasure – and let’s have a party!

As always, all are welcome – including busy authors and sun-challenged characters alike!

47 comments:

Olivia Harper said...

Oh, looks like we're the first ones here! Guess that's usually the case when food is involved. Us Harpers rarely turn down a party.

We've brought a smoked ham, some stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Hope everyone's hungry!

Daryl Harper said...

I know I am... how long do we have to wait for the others to show up?

Samantha Harper said...

Daryl! Where are your manners?

Michael Harper said...

Please, Sam. Daryl left those back in puberty.

Buddy Harper said...

Arf! Arf! Yum! Yum! Arf! Arf!

Olivia Harper said...

Down, boy. We'll eat in a little while. The others haven't arrived yet.

Hey, guys, why don't we get everything set up for them?

Nutmeg Cross said...

We'll help!

Olivia Harper said...

Meg! Indy! I'm so glad you two could join us.

Indigo Cypress said...

As if we'd turn down a social gathering... with food, no less!

Nutmeg Cross said...

I hope it's okay that we brought a big salad... and some apple cider. Figured we could afford to be a little healthy, even for a Thanksgiving celebration.

Olivia Harper said...

Sounds great! Let's add it to the spread.

Nevin said...

Hi, everyone! Would it be rude if I went straight to the pie?

Ricky said...

I brought some mashed potatoes and some scotch!

Kalila said...

Is that a normal food combination for your kind, Ricky? I thought you liked waffles.

Ricky said...

I do, Kalila, but not at every meal.

Kalila said...

You humans make no sense at all. I'll have some scotch, though.

Nutmeg Cross said...

I'm confused, Ricky, are we supposed to mix the scotch and potatoes? Sounds intriguing.

Daryl Harper said...

Did someone say waffles?

Olivia Harper said...

Welcome, everyone! So glad you could join us... and by all means, Nevin, have a slice of pie. I'm not your mama - can't make you eat your vegetables first. So, enjoy!

Kalila said...

See, Ricky? I'm not the only one who's confused. You can't say this is a djinn thing and another example of how I misunderstand your culture.

Meg, don't worry about the potatoes. Enjoy the scotch and I'll conjure us some waffles.

Daryl Harper said...

Yahoo! Waffles! This is turning out to be my kinda Thanksgiving. Thanks, Kalila.

Samantha Harper said...

Daryl, you can be such a doofus sometimes...

Alexander said...

Hi everyone! Sorry we're late! I'm also confused about the scotch and mash potatoes, but I guess it's worth a try.

We brought some chocolate pie, and pecan pralines.

Olivia Harper said...

OMG! I love pecan pralines. Never quite got my fill as a girl in New Orleans. Thanks, Alexander!

Marenya said...

I brought some "cloud pie." It's my favorite dish - eggs, cream, herbs and whipped potatoes baked together.

My author sent a Black Forest cake. She says it's inspiration. I suppose the authors will know what that means. It looks quite delicious, though I've never eaten a black cake before. What is that strange dark stuff on top?

Is it chocolate? I've never had chocolate.

Devi Marconi said...

Mmm... black forest cakes are delicious. We make them often in Ruby Hollow. Thanks, Marenya's author!

Olivia Harper said...

Mom! You and Jesse made it! What a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Jesse Littleton said...

Yeah, sneaking out of the Hollow is getting to be a habit... but we couldn't miss Thanksgiving, could we?

Mira said...

Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm bringing pizza. That's what students eat, right?

Um, I have some beer in the trunk....I'll bring that in too.

Aidan said...

I like turkey. And Marc fixes a good one, but they think we're nuts, being Brits. They think turkey belongs only at Christmas.

Please pass the stuffing. I'm starved!

Kaelin said...

I hope you made a lot of stuffing. Aidan always eats more than his fair share.

Aidan said...

Yeah, well, you always eat all the corn and potatoes, so whatever, Kae.

Candy said...

Puff! Puff!

I got lost finding you. I'm not used to turkey 'ltil Christmas either but it smells terrific! I brought along a trifle. Actually I stole it from the Empress hotel kitchen and that's why I'm late. All that sneaking around and covering it up to get out through the lobby unnoticed... It's super though. I tested it En route.

So nice to see you all. Hugs to everyone. How do I look without my Goth stuff? I feel weird. Lighter somehow...

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone

My mom made some pecan pie.

Shadow

Gabby said...

HI everyone. I brought lots of fruit. Pineapple, peaches, Mangoes, starfruit, raspberries. All perfectly ripe as everything always is in the Wood. I stood on the Unicorn's back to pick them. Wow, I'm starving! I'd like some of everything please.
Hey, Candy, is that you? You look weird!

Aidan said...

You look beautiful, Candy.

Stop looking at me like that, Kae. She does.

DESTINY said...

I am not on time.

I needed to find 500 turkeys.

It was their Destiny.

Here are the turkeys. I hope someone brought an axe.

It is the turkey's Destiny to run very quickly.

Here, turkey, turkey. Come to Destiny, turkey.

Aidan said...

Hey Des! Where ya been?

Nevin said...

So much food! But this was a lovely feast. I'm stuffed!

Michael Harper said...

Me, too, Nevin. I always vow I'm going to eat less each year, but I always seem to cave.

Nutmeg Cross said...

Wow! I can't believe how much food we all brought... I feel like a stuffed turkey, too.

Oh, and Candy, I agree with Aidan. You look lovely. Have you abandoned the Goth phase, or was it just not right for Turkey Day?

Devi Marconi said...

Well, Jesse and I should head back to Kentucky. Hopefully, no one's noticed our absence in the Hollow.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Olivia Harper said...

Thanks for coming, Mom. Good to see you and Jesse, especially on Thanksgiving. Have a safe trip back.

Well, Michael, perhaps we should be heading home, too.

Michael Harper said...

That's right. Black Friday sales begin in a few hours... and I know how much you love those.

Samantha Harper said...

You're kidding, right, Dad? Mom hates to shop.

Daryl Harper said...

I think that was Dad's attempt at sarcasm, little sis. But I could be wrong.

Bye, everyone!

DESTINY said...

Aidan,

I am everywhere. You have only to look for me.

Destiny is here.