November 26, 2010
Kathy & I have stayed in Key West for most major holidays for the past few years, traveling during such busy times can be a royal pain. This year, we decided to venture North once again and accepted an invitation from Kathy’s father Jim to come for the traditional Kilroy Thanksgiving feast at his home in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
Kathy actually headed up on Tuesday afternoon and I followed her to Logan in Boston the next day. Kathy met me at the airport and we headed South to Marshfield and almost immediately to the grocery store to help shop for the Thanksgiving Feast. After securing food and libations, we joined Kathy’s father Jim for dinner at the Mill Wharf in nearby Scituate.
Thanksgiving Day dawned sunny and (for us especially) cold and windy, but Kathy & I decided to take in a holiday tradition – high school football on Thanksgiving morning. We headed over to Marshfield High- where the hometown Marshfield Rams, were taking on their rivals from the next town over the Duxbury Dragons.
The place was packed as the teams faced off for the 26th straight year. After holding an early lead, Marshfield lost a heartbreaker 15 -10, evening the series with 12 wins a piece and two ties- a pretty even rivalry going back almost 30 years.
We headed back to the house to warm up and start getting ready for the big meal. Guests started arriving almost immediately. Kathy’s Aunt Kathy, Uncle Al and cousin Alex, her sister Julie with her husband Alan and daughter Bayla and family friends Betty & Phil. It was a full house of hungry family & friends.
Alex & Kathy
It was a great meal and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Of course we missed those family members who couldn’t make it, but we ate enough food for them all. We had a great afternoon, enjoying the company, the football game featuring the local NFL favorite Patriots trouncing Detroit and all the other Thanksgiving traditions.
Kathy, Kathy & Betty
Kathy & I have so much to be thankful for and we would like to wish all of our families and friends the happiest of holiday seasons. To our families in Colorado Springs, Indianapolis and North Carolina- we send you all love and good wishes. Thanks as well to our friend Carolyn who is house-sitting for us.
Phil & Al