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December 7, 2009

photo of Jane Burchell
Jane takes a break from studying at the Spring Garden Road Library Program

The stories this week are written by students with the Halifax Community Learning Network ( HCLN is part of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and offers programs at the Captain William Spry, Halifax North, Keshen Goodman, and Spring Garden Road branches of the Halifax Public Libraries.

Thanksgiving 2009

by Jane Burchell
Spring Garden Road Library Adult Learning Program

On the evening of October eighth, I received a phone call from Paul and Heather Dawson inviting me to a Thanksgiving supper at their house. We planned on having dinner on October 9 at seven o’clock. Paul was to pick me up and take me to his house. I gladly accepted the invitation.

When I arrived there was another guest, an older gentleman named Peter. We settled in and began an enjoyable conversation about the weather. Peter was a good conversationalist on his subjects, which included his life on the ships.

I must mention the family dog. What a cute little fellow! He played around everyone to get attention. Beau rushed up on the chesterfield and darted through the rooms.

Soon dinner was prepared and ready to serve. It was delicious barbeque turkey and all the dressings. After the appetizing dinner we set about and relaxed while Heather came in with dessert. Homemade gingerbread! It was scrumptious. I gobbled it down without leaving a crumb.

After dessert Paul brought out his guitar and gave us a tune but everyone fell asleep because they were so full of turkey. A lovely evening was had by all.

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