No, she didn't poison my food, she just insisted I eat way too much of it. The pumpkin pie at dessert finished me off and within 30 minutes I was giving it all back. Didn't taste as good coming up as it did going down.
My future bride is the only family member that didn't make it in the pictures. She was blocked out behind me. That's my mother-in-law on the right.
Those two little kids are my niece and nephew. She's now a veterinarian and he's a doctoral candidate.
My father-in-law made the best turkey in the world. The. Best. You may notice there are strips of bacon attached to the bird. The big fight each year was making sure you got some of that bacon. My job for about 15 years was to help him move the bird from the baking pan to the serving tray, and it took both of us and four big forks to do it. The thing was so tender it just about fell apart each year during the move.
We move forward a few years to 1997. My daughter's older, but the turkey's as good as always.
Who knows what next year will bring?