57: Turkey Day 2003
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What are you most thankful for this holiday season? For my Mom, it's her
two healthy, photogenic thumbs. Here, she shows off both of them from behind the
camera position. Also in these Thanksgiving 2003 photos: my Grandparents,
Marguerite, and me.
Like most families, the Thomases have a Thanksgiving tradition of
gathering around the turkey. Pictured with my Uncle Russ are Dad, Grandpa, Grandma,
Uncle Earl, and Marguerite.
Uncle Russ and Grandma in similar poses. But Grandma uses a sweater and blanket to
cover up her Bob Marley concert T-shirt.
Did I mention that it was also my 34th birthday? To save a few
bucks, Mom and Dad opted to not buy me a birthday card; instead, they struck a pose and
told me to sketch my own card that included their likenesses. Here they are,
photographed along with the finished product.
"Man, those supermodels are right," a tuckered-out Dad and Mom say. "Posing
can take a lot out of you."
P.S. Mom is going to hate her picture.
OK, so Mom won't mind this picture. But Aunt Liv will
probably kill me. Can I ever win?
More birthday shenanigans, as I almost convince Aunt Liv to take a bite of these
"edible" cards and wrapping paper.
The surviving members of the Crickets attempt a musical comeback,
determined that they can make it without Buddy Holly, instruments, or talent.
Band choreographer Russ "Grandpa" Thomas insists that the boys really need to
work on their dance moves if they ever plan to be "as popular as Burl Ives."
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