An earlier Thanksgiving feast in Merida
Today is Thursday the 25th of November.
We gather together and can’t help but remember,
Far away loved ones and those loud football games
Played between colleges with most famous names.
Mom and sibs aren’t here, neither is Dad.
We’re not in the north… no snow will be had.
In fact we’re sweating – copiously
Pool-side with our chosen “fam-mi-ly.”
There’ll be turkey, stuffing, hot gravy and cranberries
A golden glazed ham, from J’s oven, not Mary’s
Bean casserole, carrots, and yams, I’m told –
And yes… mashed potatoes! That does it, I’m sold!
But, before the delicious eating fest will begin,
We’ll have time for botana – we’ll dig right in.
And to toast the occasion – what could be better?
Than sipping margaritas, as I read this letter…
A letter? You’re puzzled, and most rightly so,
This isn’t part of the program – it’s a BIG no-no.
But what to do? My muse has jumped up
With this Thanksgiving message… to be read, pre-sup.
Thanks G and J, kind and wonderful hosts
So brave, seeing you’re just back from the west coast
With P who I’m always delighted to see
I’m told his pumpkin flan will be offered to me!
Guitar playing J, and B his remarkable wife
Are dealing with a reno’ but that’s part of life.
She is also Santa Elena’s fervent guardian angel…
In her car trunk, she’s got a hundred bags to sell !
I’ve never seen T or D and not felt happy
But don’t you two worry, I won’t get all sappy!
G and C always look handsome and fine
And their creative spirits are just short of divine
Today is special ‘cause I is here too
Come sit and talk, I’ve heard great things about you!
Last but not least are D and L
They always have new projects – come, do tell!
What a fabulous group! Jorge and I are so proud
To share this day with such a fabulous crowd
We’re feeling so mellow, as to the table we toddle
This friendship should be the new NAFTA model !!!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!