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Mincemeat Pie
Mincemeat Pie

Broken Wrist and a Special Thanksgiving Trip


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If you follow us on Facebook, you know that I broke by wrist about 3 weeks ago. If you don’t know that, then you’re no doubt wondering why I haven’t made any new blog posts in such a long time. The truth is that it hurts to twist my arm to even hunt and peck with one finger on my right hand, and typing one handed with my not-as-smart left hand is cumbersome. I’m doing well, though, and have about 5 more weeks in the cast and then 4 weeks in a brace, so I’m not complaining. (No exciting back story to the break, just a klutzy fall!) With all the truly scary illnesses some of my friends and family are facing, I’ve got this covered!

Broken Wrist

Farmer Bob is taking very good care of me, and our friends Amy and Ed are helping with farm chores. I can’t drive or do any sewing or other needlework, and I would be bored to death if it weren’t for girlfriends who entertain me with lunches and shopping and visiting. I have binge watched all seasons of House of Cards and The Great British Baking Show, and I’m loving my paperwhite Kindle, which I can hold with one hand and “turn” pages with a flick of my thumb. 🙂

My dear sweet Aunt Ina outdid herself this past week and baked pies and prepared a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for us at her cozy house in Pennsylvania. This mincemeat pie was SUCH a treat! (It has minced beef, apples, raisins, and lots of spices in it. YUM!)

Mincemeat Pie

Her sweet potatoes are scrumptious!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Here’s my plate! (See my favorite spiced cranberry gelatin salad she makes in the little bowl to the upper left!)

Thanksgiving Dinner

The drive home yesterday began with freezing rain and heavy traffic, then, as we headed south, the temperature rose but the rain and traffic were persistent.

Thanksgiving Traffic

And then Farmer Bob got off the Interstate and took back roads. The rain stopped and the drive was beautiful, with no traffic at all.

Va country roads

I can’t believe that we didn’t get a single family picture, but we sure did make some great family memories! We hope you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and remembered to count all YOUR blessings, too!




  1. Thank you, Wendell. We remember our fun times with you all with such warmth. Come see us!

  2. Sorry to hear about your break! Take care of yourself! Tell Farmer Bob hello for me. Miss you guys.

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