Linda and Paul's table/chairs plus Mom's & Dad's table/chairs all together quite comfortably in one room.
The place settings and serving dishes await us
Linda preparing the potatoes. And a fine sack of potatoes it is...
Samantha made cranberry sauce--tasty AND beautiful.
The dishes for the cranberry sauce molds were charming as well.
Paul making gravy.
Samantha, Dawn's friend from work, prepares to zest the cranberry sauce.
Samantha places and orange peel curlicue on the cranberry sauce.
Dawn and Samantha.
Dawn and Ann getting ready.
Dawn offering hors d'oeuvres. Feta-stuffed olives were particularly excellent.
Jim brought the usual See's chocolate turkeys, plus cranberry sauce with orange-peel curlicue.
Serving dishes on the kitchen counter. Matching nicely!
Barbara Jean and Mom catch up in the huge comfy chair.
Katie and Elizabeth waiting for dinner. For a change, Elizabeth wasn't sitting on her sister.
Katie and Elizabeth.
Barbara Jean and Mom in Linda & Paul's recently art-ed living room.
Barbara Jean and Mom.
Dad goofing off and Mom trying to ignore him.
Mom and Dad and Ellen.
Ann enjoying herself.
Ann enjoying herself even more.
Ann was just a happy lady.
Ann. How come I never got her looking at the camera?
Ann again, enjoying the frosty yard for a quick photo.
Doug experiencing various dad-like emotions.
Paul carving the turkey. There were two turkeys AND a ham.
Simon, Samantha, and Dawn.
Dad and Mom.
Paul and Katie by the eastern dining room bookcases.
Food waiting for everything to be ready.
Linda collects mermaids. I liked this display against their deep red wall.
My dinner! Notice the sensible portions and fairly healthy food!
I really liked the cranberry sauce--appearance AND taste.
Katie overindulges in whipping cream.
The desserts worked over: Bread pudding (Samantha), pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheescake (Paul), cherry pie (mom?), blueberry pie (mom).
Everyone at dinner.
All those pies, and all Katie wanted was vanilla ice cream with whipped cream! It does look pretty good, though.
Ann with camera.
The south table.
Some of Linda's Mickey Mouse Antenna Ball collection were appropriate centerpieces for the occasion.