It is a harsh truth that she who cooks for and is a hostess to 20-plus people cannot simultaneously sketch the goings-on. Therefore, these drawings might mislead you into thinking that our Thanksgiving was serene and nearly depopulated. It was not those things. We had 12 children ranging in age from 2 to 27, a hard-of-hearing grandmother, three sets of parents from as many states, a Golden retriever psychotic with happiness at all the new people/smells, a cat with an attitude---and a truly festive time! Here, then, are pre-and post-Thanksgiving meal sketches, ending up with daughter C, just back from the gym, trying to book a train ticket back to DC and college.
I hope all of you other Thanksgiving revelers fared as well! Added later: here's a link to a drawing of, and a post about, my daughter C from a year ago, just for fun. Click on thumbnails to see larger images!