Maidstone

Thanksgiving. Ironically enough, the thing I’ve always been the most thankful for is the thing that always seems to be the greatest distance away from me during Thanksgiving. Family. I miss being with my parents, my aunts, and my grandmother. This year especially though, I miss my grandfather. Though he wasn’t that vocal about this holiday in particular there was always a sense of peace given to sit and observe him while he ate his Turkey dinner and pondered many thoughts while staring out the kitchen window.

This Thanksgiving I became especially jealous of not being around my family. Mom uploaded photos to her facebook of the large Turkey dinner she cooked for her, dad and two of her friends. I set the photo that someone took of her and dad together behind the kitchen table full of food as my desktop background, now everytime I close a window I feel hungry and sad, haha.

Aaron and I drove out to Maidstone today, beautiful spot, though I don’t reccomend going there while the wind is strong and blowing off the water. That’s what it was like today; I discovered that there’s a majorly unpleasant smell of cow…..stuff. After a while you kind of get used to the smell, but to newcomers like Aaron and I..eghhh. It sucks trying to take photos through a car window too haha.

Here’s some photos anyway!

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Mandy Joy Poole View All →

Writer and photographer from remote Labrador, Canada. Just another cold Labradorian chillin' in the Big Land. Can most likely be found walking my dog Grace or behind an iMac screen slowly taking over the interwebs.

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  1. I think the hardest part of holidays when you ‘ re away from home is missing family. Ours is stretched from NL to Alberta – I miss my siblings especially during holidays – the noise and bustle and the bantering and teasing. And I miss my son and my daughter but it makes our the times we are together all the more precious. I am thankful for family – for all I have learned from them and for all I continue to learn.

  2. Yes, Mandy and Carol, I agree that during the “family” holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter we miss our dear ones the most. I does not miss my family during Halloween… My mother is sending me photographs as well. I feel that they love me. They know that I love them too…

    It is a very nice post, Mandy. Sounds like a little story. Story that everybody can understand and relate to.

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