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Thanksgiving 1952 Reflection | by Joey Harrison
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Thanksgiving 1952 Reflection

[Photo and comments by my mother]

A photo without guests would be dull, except for Jerry's fortuitous appearance in the round mirror! How do you like our Russel Wright china? And the terra cotta wall paint? The fellows in the corner O'Brien paint store poured together 1 gallon of orange and 1 gallon of maroon to achieve it. I still love, polish, and use the silverware chest full of Community's "Coronation" pattern seen on the buffet. Our "Gailardia" water goblets were a wedding gift from boyfriend Wayne's parents, lending elegance to dinners through the years. See the telephone style of the time, down to the left of the buffet. The terrible tourist schlock plates on each side of the mirror were purchased in the French Quarter on a recent trip to New Orleans. A foil-covered cookie sheet became our platter because the turkey was bigger than any platters we had. I see a ring of molded cranberries beyond the turkey, the center piled high with something white -- likely marshmallows and whatever! The tablecloth was real linen, three yards long, definitely not wash-and-wear.


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Taken on November 22, 2006