We expected our first Thanksgiving in Washington, DC to be slightly different just because it wasn’t in Cambridge. And because our new apartment is not big enough for cooking and serving a feast, we had it at the kids’ house in Maryland.
Our daughter-in-law Katrina and I shared the preparation, and that worked out fine. Although it felt strange to be in a different venue, it included the people we love and our traditional menu. (And there was no eight-hour drive from Maryland involved for Jeremy and family!)
There was one amazing addition. Seth and Jeremy had videotaped interviews with many of our dear friends from home, saying good-bye and sharing memories of their long friendships with us. It was a complete surprise, one that took a lot of planning and a lot of driving around Greater Boston by Seth to interview everyone.
It was a bittersweet Thanksgiving because seeing our friends on the video made me miss them. But I shall cherish that video and those friendships forever.