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Thanksgiving 1999 Thanks



Sometimes it’s hard to choose one memory
to deem the most significant of all.
Thanksgiving, though, is different. I find
that one by far is sweetest to recall.

Thanksgiving 1999 would be
the final holiday we all would share.
We feasted, talked, and dozed all afternoon.
The next year, there would be one empty chair.

Our dying father wouldn’t make it through
the holidays. Though life would never be
the same, I smile remembering that last
Thanksgiving all the family would see.


Date: November 12, 2019

Contest Title: A Thanksgiving Memory Poetry Contest

Sponsor: Regina Riddle

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 12/27/2019 12:20:00 AM
Janice, This wonderful poem strikes a chord. I would give thanks one last time in 1999. But my birthday would have to do. Can a heart wish for another? -Richard
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/27/2019 8:55:00 AM
Richard, thank you for your kind words. Janice
Date: 12/13/2019 3:22:00 PM
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/13/2019 4:31:00 PM
Thanks, Miranda. Janice
Date: 11/14/2019 10:01:00 PM
Very well said! I think of my departed parents, and other loved ones no longer with us, often. They were all special to me, and still are.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/15/2019 7:30:00 AM
Thanks so much, Joe. Janice
Date: 11/13/2019 7:53:00 PM
Hi Janice. Your well drafted poem evokes memories of a complete family and then eloquently speaks of missing members. Thank you and congratulations.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/15/2019 7:32:00 AM
Thank you so much, Sam. Janice
Date: 11/12/2019 11:48:00 AM
Well penned, Janice. We can all relate. Love your poem. Congrats on your win.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/13/2019 3:54:00 PM
Thanks so much, Line. Janice
Date: 11/12/2019 8:04:00 AM
A sad memory of the holidays but the good memories will be the ones brought up at future holiday functions. Nicely done Janice
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/12/2019 8:23:00 AM
Thanks so much, Chris. Janice
Date: 11/12/2019 6:23:00 AM
That is a poignant write Janice--some memories are hard to evoke, especially around the festive days..this is straight from your heart...so well written!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/12/2019 8:23:00 AM
Thanks so much, Vijay. Janice
Date: 11/12/2019 6:15:00 AM
I have a very similar memory Janice and I try to smile as well. I really enjoyed your poem and the thoughts it evoked! Best for the contest xxoo
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/12/2019 8:24:00 AM
Thank you so much, Mike. Janice
Date: 11/12/2019 12:13:00 AM
##Thanksgiving 1999## Nice poem..
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 11/12/2019 8:25:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jenish. Janice