Home (To Iowa) For The Holidays!

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Roasted turkey with French bread dressing, bourbon whipped sweet potatoes, grilled autumn vegetables and giblet gravy. Photo: Wikipedia.
Roasted turkey with French bread dressing, bourbon whipped sweet potatoes, grilled autumn vegetables and giblet gravy. Photo: Wikipedia.


Thanksgiving 2016 is really shaping up to be a hot ticket.

I’m flying to Iowa tomorrow morning. My sister Hannah and her fella are coming in from New York City at almost the same time. Rebecca’s already there and Jack arrives tomorrow night. Mom and Mark are ready with cars and grocery lists and sweet little Scrabble, Mom’s Mini-Golden Doodle, will be there to jump up on everyone and get treats. (The latter two things are not related but Scrabble will think they are; ergo, more jumping.)

On Thanksgiving Day, we’ll all be volunteering at the Methodist Church to take Thanksgiving dinners to folks who can’t get out of the house and to serve up a delicious meal at the church for anyone else who needs one. This has become something of a Fons family tradition and I’m thrilled to be able to be there for it this year.

Coming up on PaperGirl during the break:

  1. Pictures and stories from the Iowa Theater Renovation!
  2. An interview with A Mysterious Guest.
  3. Receiving Room Guy Update #6 (is that the number we’re up to?)
  4. A recipe to die for.

Whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re going — and even if you’re not doing much and going no place — I wish you all an early Happy Thanksgiving.

Anyone who donates to PaperGirl gets a handwritten thank-you note (I’m doing a batch this weekend), so if you’ve donated recently, you have evidence in hand of how grateful I am for you. For those who haven’t gotten any mail from me, well, I’d love to send you some. But donation or not, the sentiment remains the same: I write this blog because it brings me the pleasure of connecting with you. Sure, I practice writing, sure, I can talk about what I’m up to. But if that’s all it was, it would’ve gone away a long time ago, don’t you think?

I’m thankful for you! Gobble, gobble.

13 Responses

  1. Colleen
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    Thank you

  2. Ann Bailey
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    Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Really enjoy your life-sharing experiences! God Bless you and your family!

  3. Lisa Gainey Floyd
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    Happy Thanksgiving Mary and to your family as well. I hope it’s the best one yet. I’m thankful for your funny, inquisitive and quilty blog.

  4. Colleen
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    Happy travels Mary. You will be just a few miles from me. Please share a thanksgiving wish with your mom, from me. May your thanksgiving be restful, inspiring and focused on family. Love you dear!

  5. Terri Silverstone
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    How do I donate? What does it goes,Towards?

    • Anita
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      Go to the button that says “donate”. It will link you to Mary’s PayPal account. As far as I know the money helps Mary keep her writing coming to us that enjoy it.

  6. Dawn Tenneson
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    Have a Happy Thanksgiving! I think its wonderful to hear about your tradition! We have 3 wonderful granddaughters to celebrate with, so we will be completely worn out afterwards!

  7. Linda Duff
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    Mary, I hope I get to see you around the Square over the weekend before you have to head back home! Don’t forget that on Saturday there will be free horse and carriage rides around the Square on Small Business Saturday! Have safe travels, and stop in to say HI if you can !!! 🙂 🙂
    Linda the Bag Lady …..

  8. Denise
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    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for you and Papergirl.

  9. Kathy K.
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    Happy Thanksgiving Mary! I can hardly wait for update number six about receiving guy. I was just wondering what happened to him. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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  11. Paula
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    Sorry got busy and I’m behind!!! What, no picture of Scrabble

  12. Tracy Volansky
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    … and I’m grateful for YOU! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday together.

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