Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday night our church gathered to eat an early Thanksgiving dinner together.
Since Fix was out of town, Rock and I brought along Nana and Papa. The food was delicious.
And the dessert was clearly fabulous for all the empty pie plates and the mess we made on the dessert table!
After dinner and dessert, the 1st and 2nd graders recited Psalm 100.
And Ralph shared his impressive knowledge of the history of Thanksgiving.
During this time, Rock and Violet tuned Ralph out and colored instead.
But then WILLIAM BRADFORD SHOWED UP! Papa John William Bradford was so engaging even the kids paid attention.
He was interviewed by WRPCB's Andy Gravatt and told us all sorts of interesting information about the pilgrims, their voyage across the Atlantic, their settling in the new land, and the Harvest Home feast that has been referred to as the first Thanksgiving. Most importantly he shared how the pilgrims faith in God helped them through really hard times.
Then the Choir sang a beautiful rendition of "Come Ye Thankful People." See Linnea in the front row? She isn't really a member of the choir yet as she hasn't learned to leave her pacifier at her seat when they perform.
When the official program was over, Linus wanted to take his picture with "that funny guy."
So did Rock.
And William.
And Lucy, although she insisted that her mom hold her to keep a safe distance from Mr. Bradford. Taking these pictures I got a sense of what it must be like for those people who photograph Santa at the mall.
Finally, a cute picture of the McGoverns and Mr. Bradford. If only that little boy in the left corner hadn't jumped in to distract Zeke.
Rock thought he was REALLY funny for trying to get into their picture.
And one of just Alethea. Isn't she adorable? I think it's because she was born on the best day of the year.* Thank you William Bradford for coming to RPCB to share your story with us! And thank you to my fellow church members for putting together such a FABULOUS potluck dinner! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
*The best day of the year is of course, February 12th. This is the date that Abraham Lincoln, Arsenio Hall, Christina Ricci, Rachel Fix and countless other fabulous people were born.


Sharon said...

Makes me miss Wallace!

us. said...

John Fix was born to be a grandpa. He cracks me up!