In preparation, my mother polished silver and moved furniture to assure all was ready for guests. She dried bread, ground berries, and made pies days in advance. I too have done a bit of "preparing" for Thanksgiving.
My objective: Clarify misconceptions
I put away porch cushions and thought about sunsets.
I put away Easter plates and thought about holidays past.
I dispersed Charlotte's great grandchildren and thought about future generations.
What will they remember me of me?
I thought of the career I love, the joy of reading and writing,
I made a great wreath of memories from a bike ride.
Will they notice that Grandma's silver has a yellow tinge?
I made a list of pies to buy.
I gave thanks for Ruth, Stacey, and my online friends.