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Thanksgiving Lunch with the Ragsdale Family

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Thanksgiving Lunch with the Ragsdale Family

Nov 27, '09

A few days before Thanksgiving Day, Lorna and I got an invitation from Ralph and Janet to join their family for Thanksgiving lunch at their place in Parker Oaks. Lorna was supposed to be at their place much earlier to help Janet in the preparation. A day before the appointed lunch, Ralph called saying that Lorna didnít have to come early for Janet, with their help, could handle the preparation. Ralph had to explain that they wanted Lorna to have a rest from her work, since I insisted a bit that Lorna was really planning on coming to help.

Anyway, just the same, we came earlier but everything was almost done, so Lorna could only help them so much. I asked Ralph if I could do a little photography at their backyard forest to which he replied, ďIt may still take a few minutes before the turkey gets cooked". So I went, where Ralph followed to make sure I was safe from snakes, etc. Soon, he left me to check on the turkey.

I did have fun taking photos although the sun was a little too bright for photography. It wasnít easy to take photos then because of the thorny and pointed plants, shrubs and grasses, not counting the numerous twigs that could prick my eyes. I got stung by a pointed asterisk looking plant twice, but had to go on photographing the scared squirrel because I shouted when I was stung.

Just before we ate lunch, a deer visited the garden and stayed there for quite a while for Jake, Tyís dog didnít bother to bark to send him away. I will upload a video of this rare sight, in a few hours.

Anyway, here are the photos I took on that lovely Thanksgiving lunch with Ralph, Janet and the rest of the family. We thank God for people like them. God bless you, Ralph, Janet and family.

Here's the link to a video titled, "Oh Deer, It's Thanksgiving Day":

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