Vivian's Aunt Kay is an organizer's organizer. She unpacked all of Grandma Kreider's china and figured out where it should go in the 'new' 1920's style refinished cupboard. The boxes and all that paper were recycled from Paul and Kay's move from Ohio to Seattle.
Kay also suggested that they add a top narrow shelf in the island. This proved handy for boxes of Grandma's silverware.
There were lots of roasted veggies, done without any oil for Uncle Paul.
I think we peeled and cooked more than 20# of potatoes. Lots were left over.
Jamie and Carla helped by cooking in the basement kitchen, making a delicious squash, potatoes, etc.
Steve made the wedding cake, loading it with fudge-like frosting.
I drove down on Thanksgiving Day. Before guests arrived, I started recording what the main floor looked like at this stage.
Each Thanksgiving, Stan roasts the largest turkey he can find, brings it to the party, and then slices it professionally. He saves the bones and skin for a fantastic broth. Stan and Laura were an important part of the Buenos Aires group in September.
Yuri enjoyed himself. His smile reminds me of Bill.
You may not be able to view the following video, and I don't know how to turn it so it is not sideways, but if it works, you get a sense of the gathering at one moment in time.