Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve partnered with our sister sites The Recipe Club, Read It Forward, CrafterNews and Crown to ask authors to share a Thanksgiving memory. Here’s one from Patricia Ellis Herr, author of Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure. —BBL Editor
They stood in the driveway, hands raised in greeting, warm smiles brightening their deeply wrinkled faces. My parents’ Thanksgiving welcome was a reassuring constant in my often-turbulent life; I was back at the nest, however temporarily, and all felt solid and secure. During the months to come, I would use this memory, as I had in years past, to bring peace to a troubled mind. My children shouted their happy hellos as they tumbled out of the car.