A Thanksgiving Trifecta

I interrupt the regularly scheduled program of challenges, photo, and too many days-challenges, to talk about my brood.  Forgive me if I sound like Ma Kettle, that’s how I felt for quite a few years.

The Thanksgiving holidays are upon us , and at our house, that is combined with the birthday of our triplets.  Thanksgiving, 1973, is the Thanksgiving that made all the following ones pale by comparison.

My husband and I spent that Thanksgiving morning taking a little drive to the hospital, and spent the better part of those early hours deciding on the babies names; we didn’t know the sexes, just that there were three of them,  so had to come up with all different combinations. Three boys/girls names, two boys/one girl , two girls/one boy. At least it kept my mind off of “things”.  You would have thought we would have figured the names out sooner. We had only one boys name and one girls name for sure.  I was in denial.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the family had gathered at our house as planned, and had a glorious Thanksgiving feast compliments of my Mom and I, who had stayed up the night before preparing everything, not knowing what was going to come forth the next day. I love surprises (the babies were three weeks early).

Turkey and birthday cakes! The best combination on Thanksgiving Day that I could ever have dreamed of.

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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12 Responses to A Thanksgiving Trifecta

  1. eof737 says:

    How sweet! The perfect Thanksgiving gift too! 🙂
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend! 🙂

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  2. tita buds says:

    Oh my god! That’s wonderful! I mean, OK, it must have been unbelievably nerve-wracking in 1973 but still…triplets, wow. What a blessing it is. Have you written about how it was raising them?

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    • Angeline M says:

      OMG is I think exactly what I said when the doctor told me. We got used to it very quickly and devised strategies to deal with things day by day. It is a blessing. They are now wonderful adults that look out for us….if they can keep up with us, Ha! They were born in Texas where my Mom and Dad lived, but we moved to California when they were 15 months old. I used to write letters weekly, or more often, to my Mom and Dad with the latest and greatest. Unbelievably, my Mom saved every letter which we found about 10 years ago. I put them in date order, and made a book out of the letters; made a copy for each child to have so they could see the crazy stuff they did. Oh, and I didn’t mention that when the triplets were born we had a 22 month old son, our first child 🙂 🙂

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  3. A.Barlow says:

    Yep, more turkeys are always good. My son is a turkey too 🙂 Nice time of year.

    Happy thanksgiving to you

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  4. A day to be thankful indeed! What a great blessing and it came in three’s. Truly unforgettable . This is one Thanksgiving event that is filled with love, happiness and lots of blessings. Thanks for sharing this amazing family story. God bless you and your family.

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