Thanksgiving for us this year was a new(er) experience, but not unique.
Here was our table setting:
With our three kids and their kith in other places, it was just the two of us for Thanksgiving. Yes, I did roast a turkey. Yes, I hauled out the Wedgewood and sterling. Yes, we did sit down and say our prayer and use our napkins and smile across the table at each other.
It certainly was a change from the Thanksgiving holidays we have celebrated in the past many years. We played Chess right through dinner. When I saw that I might be losing at Chess, I began playing a tune on the rim of the Baccarat, in hopes that it might distract that Spouse o' Mine from his possible "checkmate".
I lost, despite my tunes.
We laughed and talked. We ate and then moved on with our "indoor day" of rain-rain-rain.
What was nice about our Thanksgiving, was that we enjoyed each other again, just as it was, 30-something years ago, when it was indeed, "just us".
A re-acquainting of just the two of us.