Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving I and Table!

We had almost a century represented at the Thanksgiving table, between Grandma Ethel, 99, and Emmett, 8 months. They seemed to get along notwithstanding the age gap.






Thomas looked sharp and had love to spare.





Clare enjoyed her first Thanksgiving, especially the pumpkin pie. Aunt Lola was the chief chef and she put out quite a spread. Even Emmett had some turkey and yams!

And on the list of things to be thankful for was the surprise delivery of the table we ordered two years ago. Just in time for Houston Christmas! Here is some documentation below.



We haven't gotten the matching chairs yet, but Dean Perkins says they'll be here soon. And he asked for a small deposit to cover the cost of ordering them. It wasn't foolish of us to give it to him was it?

We really love it. However, there is one aspect that is slightly controversial. It's difficult to see but to the left of the black chairs in the picture below is a small knob where a tree branch used to be. Dean says he'll file it off if we want, but he thinks it makes the table. Dave and Clare love the knob. Thomas hates it. Mommy isn't sure. So we're asking for your opinion! (See poll to the right.)



Here's what we''ll look like eating around the table:




And stay tuned: next up, Niagara Falls and a Baptism!

5 comments:

Katherine Bradford said...

My goodness Laura...posted at 7:04 AM. And a lovely post it is. The century gap lap with (Great) Grandma Ethel and little Emmett is a great shot and I thank you for letting us all see this totally wonderful pair.
Thomas does look sharp, even with one sock, and I'm beginning to see more Tom Sawyer than Peter Pan in him.

My vote, by the way, is keep the knob. Table is splendid !

David said...

Look out ladies! check out the moves from these Kirkpatrick boys, though their tastes run a little September.... great blog, but even greater knob! Wherever did you find that unbelievable knob! Wow, what a Knob!

Laura said...

I hope Thomas keeps some Pan in him, but yeah - Tom Sawyer is in the house. And speaking of in the house - the knob is great! It's like the girlfriend hook in a bar, where you can hang your purse, scarf, napkin or whatever. Every table should come with one!!!! - LK

arthur and maggie said...

Nice table! We say keep the knob, at least until xmas when we can all weigh in in person.

Katherine Bradford said...

I'm ready for Niagra Falls and a baptism