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One particular Thanksgiving dinner in days gone by, we were all gathered around mother and dad’s table.
Uncle Martin and his family had joined us as we were about to enjoy our turkey with all the trimmings.
Uncle Martin was not aware of my brother’s love for mashed potatoes, and he politely handed the large bowl to my brother first.
Our family secret was that we never allowed my brother to have the bowl of potatoes until everyone else had been served, but our uncle did not know this.
Allen took the bowl and without thinking he proceeded to empty all the potatoes onto his plate.
Awakened from his stupor, Allen guiltily put most of the potatoes back in the bowl, and no more was said about this as we enjoyed our meal.
No doubt about it that mother took Allen aside privately and lectured him about being concerned for others at the table.
Today I am thankful that long ago Allen has learned to share his potatoes with others. :-)
In this land of plenty, there is much to be thankful for. Even those who enjoyed a Fast Food or even a simple meal can still be grateful that they had food to eat.
While we know that there are many who are less fortunate, there are those of us who are discovering ways to share our potatoes with others.
Do you hear them? - - - They are saying, “Please pass the potatoes.”
This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s, Food on Fridays at http://annkroeker.com/
Do hop on over to her site and gather up some delicious and nutritious recipes.
Also linked to Brag on God Fridays at Laura’s site. Do visit to find many good words there at: http://www.beholdingglory.com/1/post/2011/11/brag-on-god-friday16.html