An Anniversary with a Thanksgiving

20 Nov


Judy Wills



This Thanksgiving week marks an anniversary of sorts for Fred and me. 21 years ago, on a Tuesday, we left Virginia, our home for nearly 13 years,




and drove down to Orlando, Florida. On that next day, Wednesday, we signed the papers for our new house in Kissimmee, obtained the keys for the house, drove to our new house and unloaded all the stuff we had packed in the car for the trip.

From there, we drove over to Titusville to spend the night with my brother and sister-in-law, since we had no furniture in our new house.

The next day was Thanksgiving, 1995. We celebrated that day with my brother and sister-in-law, their daughter and her husband, and her husband’s family.




We will always cherish the memory of that time – that everyone opened their homes and hearts to us on such short notice. After a few weeks of sorting, disposing of stuff we had managed to collect after 13 years of living in one place, and cleaning the house, it was quite nice not to have to do anything but enjoy a good meal, and have wonderful fellowship with those around us that we love.

And so we remember the 21st anniversary of our arrival in Florida, along with our first Thanksgiving here, and the love that was just showered upon us.

And after that wonderful meal and a good night’s rest, we were up early on that Friday and drove back to Kissimmee in time to meet the moving truck with all our household goods. So we got to work setting our house in order.




We are so thankful….and this is the week to express that thanks.

I found this pilgrim couple a few years ago, and they have decorated our Thanksgiving table ever since. I think they’re cute.




A friend did a macramé pilgrim for me some years ago. He proudly welcomes any and all to our door this time each year. I love his bushy beard!!









Courtesy Google Search

3 Responses to “An Anniversary with a Thanksgiving”

  1. Onisha Ellis November 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    Judy, I am impressed that you have had the patience to collect and move your treasures. Military wives like you and Louise, are some of our unsung heroes.


  2. DiVoran Lites November 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    That was a good blog, that brought back good memoires.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. LOUISE GIBSON November 20, 2016 at 9:01 am #

    Judy, as a military wife, I can relate to your move. You draw a great word picture. God bless you!

    Liked by 1 person

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