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Our Sunday after Thanksgiving Tradition

November 26th, 2006 at 05:24 pm

Each year for the past 5-6 years, I have taken my parents to Sunday brunch in a little restaurant in historic Jacksonville. The town is decked with Christmas and they even have carolers dressed in their old-time finery.

Today is our day. This year is a little different. My dad (lovingly known as papa since my kids were little) is nervous about going. He is now on full-time oxygen and has a hard time walking even 5-10 steps before running out of breath...He rarely leaves the house anymore.

But he is up, showered and dressed up...and i think he is looking forward to it. I do not know if I will have him here next year, so I intend to enjoy this day!!!

It is my treat to my parents...and money I absolutely dont mind spending int he least!!!

Better go get ready!

7 Responses to “Our Sunday after Thanksgiving Tradition”

  1. sarah Says:


  2. janH Says:

    Have an absolutely great time. These are cherished times with your parents. What a wonderful idea!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    It sounds wonderful!!

  4. Homebody Says:

    My husband is up your way I think... Followed OD back to KF from Humboldt, over 299, up I5 then to 97 to KF.

    He is driving the 5 hours back home over 140 to Medford, then to 199, back to the California Coast. The snow was bad over 140.

    Hope you had a great time in Jacksonville.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    I hope you have a fabulous time! You are a sweet daughter to keep such a great tradition. I'm sure Papa has really deep down been waiting excitedly! Let us know how it goes!

  6. cecilia Says:

    Sounds wonderful, I hope you all enjoyed your outing!

  7. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thanks everyone! We did have a nice time. My dad had a difficult time getting to and from the car...but our meal was wonderful and I think they both enjoyed it as much as I did.

    My dad was unable to buckle his seat belt because he is weak and gets winded easily, so I helped him out. As a daughter, it is tough to watch someone who was so independent and proud as my dad- need help with simple,basic things...he sure has a hard time knowing he cant do alot of these things anymore.

    We took the scenic route...which is a lovely drive.

    Homebody- we did have alot of snow in the higher elevations. last night it snowed again and the hills around me are now dusted. It rarely snows here on the valley floor...but on occasion, it happens. I hope his trip was safe and he made it home ok!!

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