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Ben and the turkey were the same size this year. About 22 pounds.
And, even better for Ben, he loved eating the turkey this year. His other favorite food on Thanksgiving was black-eyed peas.
Although there were 18 people at Thanksgiving lunch, my kids were the only kids because the other four Taylor cousins were doing different things with their other sides of their families. Even so, Cate didn't have much trouble recruiting company at her craft table ...
Her great-uncle David was happy to join her. Later she recruited some of her first cousins once removed.