Have you ever had to spend Thanksgiving a long way from home? I know that many of you have. But I only have one time! The first Thanksgiving, after I was married, (the first time around).I was in Newport News, Virginia. That is about 1300 miles from home. And we did not know anyone. Well, my ex knew all the guys from the USS Enterprise. But I didn't know anyone. I wondered what Thanksgiving would be like for just the two of us. If I thought about it for very long I would get homesick
But I decided that we were going to celebrate no matter what. So I picked up a couple of Cornish game hens, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and a frozen pumpkin pie. And you know what. It was kind of fun. It wasn't the most fabulous meal I have ever eaten. But we made the most of it. It was quiet. We walked around downtown Newport News after we ate. Not much going on that day. Saw a lot of sailors out walking around too.
|Cornish game hens|
When evening came we placed calls (collect, of course) home to our parents to hear all about their days. I will always prefer to be home for Thanksgiving.
Do you remember your first time away from home on Thanksgiving?