Great article about the sometimes horrors of when family gathers 'round the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas.“In a room full of men,” the designer said, her cousin announced that “her 19-year-old daughter was a virgin and she thought it was about time she lost her virginity.”
This year I am happy to spend Thanksgiving with three people whom I love the most - my husband and two children. We are off to New Orleans come Saturday for a week of relaxation and sightseeing. I don't know where we will eat our Thanksgiving dinner - one year we had it at a Cracker Barrel in Knoxville while traveling and it was one of our more delightful ones - but I do know it will not involve rude and/or insufferable relatives and guests.
I am afraid I caused us to be personae non grata at my husband's aunt's house one year when his cousin decided to voice her opinions on the stupidity of people who join the military and I, a US Army veteran, decided to take her on.