For Thy bounty, which includes the others with whom we share the Thanksgiving table this holiday and everyday, we pray
The table is where we mark milestones, divulge dreams, bury hatchets, make deals, give thanks, plan vacations and tell jokes. It’s also where children learn the lessons that families teach: manners, cooperation, communication, self-control, values. It’s where we make up and make merry. It’s where we live, between bites.
– Doris Christopher
Come to the Table: A Celebration of Family Life