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Pass the Pumpkin Pie, Please (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Nov 15 2009Views/Reads: 1941/917Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Another Thanksgiving dinner has been successfully tucked under my belt forcing me to let out another two notches. This I am most happy to do. In a couple of years, I might, out of necessity, have to purchase a larger belt.

Another Thanksgiving dinner has been successfully tucked under my belt
forcing me to let out another two notches. This I am most happy to do. 
In a couple of years, I might, out of necessity, have to purchase a 
larger belt. 

This brings me to an important subject. How much turkey is enough turkey
to consume on Thanksgiving? 

Throughout the years of my earthly pilgrimage, I have consumed many a
turkey. In my defense, however, I must say that I have not consumed 
just turkey. There is been a barrage of condiments and trimmings to go 
along with the center dish at the table set by the Gracious Mistress of 
the Parsonage. 

It is evident to me that God has given to each person peculiar skills
and talents to be shared with the rest of humanity. Unfortunately, I am 
still searching for my S and T's. When it comes to Thanksgiving Day, 
the only skill I need is successfully to use both my fork and knife. 

I must confess that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has peculiar
skills and talents when it comes to setting the Thanksgiving dinner 
table. Even though I cannot separate her skills from her talents, I am 
the great beneficiary of both. Certainly, she has many talents that I 
could recite but right now, I am warmly reflecting on this past 
Thanksgiving dinner. 

Being a husband, I can only focus on one thing at one time. I know my
wife can multitask, but I am not my wife. This is the difference 
between men and women. Women want to get involved in everything, which 
they call multitasking. 

Men, on the other hand, enjoy savoring one thing at a time. It takes us
time to think through something so that we can properly appreciate it. 
We may not get as much done as our counterparts in the marital circle, 
but what we do do, we like to think about and reflect on. 

With that in mind, I want to relish my participation in the Thanksgiving
dinner. I may not be an expert on many things, but I am an expert on 
Thanksgiving dinner. And this year, without qualification, my wife 
exceeded my wildest expectations. 

If this year's Thanksgiving turkey could be reincarnated as a food
critic, he would have plenty of good things to say about the Parsonage 
Thanksgiving table of which he was the centerpiece. He would have to 
admit that his demise was not in the least futile. 

I am quite sure this reincarnated Thanksgiving turkey would give five
stars to the entire arrangement of our table. Everybody knows the table 
is not complete unless everything on that table complements the 
centerpiece, which is the turkey. 

This food critic would discover that the table was well balanced with
all of those delectable things that go to support a delicious, 
well-roasted turkey. The cranberry sauce, the stuffing, the mashed 
potatoes and gravy, the marvelous sweet potatoes and a medley of 
vegetables that would inspire the most tone deaf person to sing. I know 
I was singing. 

Then there is the pumpkin pie. A Thanksgiving dinner without pumpkin pie
would be like a day without the sun. And boy, was that pumpkin pie 
scrumptious. In fact, it was so delicious I had two pieces. Well, 
actually, two pieces my wife caught me eating. 

As important as the table setting is, and I do not want to under rate it
at all, there is one thing almost equally important to a Thanksgiving 

This important component has to go to the dinner guests. Without
Thanksgiving dinner guests I could never get away with eating the 
second piece of pumpkin pie. If the truth were known, it would be most 
difficult to get the first piece. 

With guests, however, my good wife loses enough of her authority around
the table for me to get a second piece of pie. 

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