An Alabama-Inspired Thanksgiving

Here’s my story in the Word Weavers E-zine. Check out all the stories while you’re there. They’re great!

photo by Charles Duff

by Jennifer Hallmark/Word Weavers Online Groups

Thanksgiving Day will soon arrive. I’ll wake early, eat a bowl of Cheerios and savor my morning cup of tea. As I hold the steaming mug, I’ll find comfort in its warmth and the sweetness of the honey-laced liquid inside. But only for a moment. Soon, thirty to forty people will crowd inside our home and there’s still much to do.

I’ll prepare part of the food on Wednesday. It releases some of the stress and flurry from this day and gives me more time to relax, be thankful, and maybe watch part of the early football game. But this morning, we’ll finish cooking. The savory smell of baked turkey permeates the air. It will soon be joined by cornbread dressing, pinto beans, and yeast rolls. My husband, Danny, always makes the dressing, a recipe passed down from his mother…

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