A Grand and Glorious Thanksgiving Weekend in Northern Utah

Time spent with family members near and far is one of the most pleasant of all memories of this Thanksgiving weekend for me. And three Thanksgiving dinners! The first left me so full I could hardly move; by the third dinner, I knew to pace myself and eat less.

We divided into teams and decorated gingerbread houses. We traveled to Salt Lake City to view the Christmas lights and international nativities on Temple Square. We rode the train. There must have been a million people doing the same thing–people everywhere–happy people with smiles on their faces, taking selfies by the gross.

A world of gratitude for starry nights in the 40’s. Snow in the Utah mountains so that the ski resorts could open on time, and sunshine in the valleys so we could enjoy the season out of doors. So many things to be thankful for! Your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle http://arleneeakle.com

PS The wild turkeys have dropped to lower elevations and strut down country lanes in Northern Utah in November. You can drive around and see them. There is even a small group of turkeys that are fed by local residents so they will stay nearby. It is estimated that more than 25,000 wild turkeys populate Utah. And the limited permit hunt is in April! Not November, when you might want to bag your own dinner. Almost 12,000 hunters applied for 4,000+ permits last year. And about 47% of the hunters got a turkey. In April!


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