Happy Thanksgivng Everybody!
The Emil & Katharine Heidkamp branch of the family (most of us) are gathering for our annual Thanksgiving DInner in the Assembly Room of Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood Park, Chicago. The Don & Marsha and Dick & Ann families have drawn the short straw this year and will be hosting the event. About 70 people wll attend. This is the smaller year because the Emil Heidkamps alternate Thanksgiving with the other sides of the family. They only do it to keep the peace because we all know where everybody really wants to be.
Highlights of our gathering are two hours of wonderful appetizers , a messy male turkey carving party in the kitchen, crafts for the smaller children and an attempt by a non blood relative to smuggle a small TV set in to watch football--what else. TV's are contraband but the list opposing them gets smaller every year. And the list of vegetarians gets bigger every year. Go figure! Kay will be in from California.
Wishing you all a wonderful family Thanksgiving. Let us hear your stories.
Wally & Pat