On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, we had our Thanksgiving meal with our Elders (I capitalize the word "Elders" because I admire all that they do, and their hard work on the streets day after day). Before prayer, we made wishes and pulled wishbones across the table with someone else (two apiece). The Elders were excited and took pictures. No, it wasn't at all like cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home for Family. And we all missed being with Family. Nothing tasted quite the same either. I had to make LOTS of food and seasoning substitutions, but all in all, it went well--and Dennis and I were EXHAUSTED after they left. We stacked the dishes, put away the food, wiped off the table--and took long naps. Later that afternoon, we did the dishes together. Our menu was: turkey, dressing, boiled potatoes, gravy, candied sweet potatoes, corn-on-cob, rolls, jello/fruit/whipped cream salad, carrots, cucumbers and lemonade. Our desserts were key lime pie, apple pie, and pumpkin-orange squares--smothered with whipped cream (more like real thick, sweet, buttery cream - Brazilian style). We still haven't eaten all the leftovers, 6 days later!