Meeting the family — Thanksgiving, 2001

Previously I wrote about events of 10 years ago and my growing friendship with Jack. Today I remember Thanksgiving 10 years ago when I first met the Pelhams — a lot of Pelhams! Jack and I drove made in through Atlanta Thanksgiving Eve traffic to arrive somewhere in the wee hours of the morning at his sister Sandy’s house. On the following day I was welcomed to his parents’ house where lots and lots of Pelhams with nametags were waiting to feast together and meet this new girl. Later that day Jack took me on my first tour of the capital and capitol of Florida.

I’m very grateful for the parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins that welcomed me into the family. It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years. I wish I had a picture of the clan that met together that day, but for now, here is a very young Jack and Kay enjoying that special Thanksgiving.

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