Wednesday, December 07, 2005

My Father Always Said...

A Family that Eats together Sticks Together

Yesterday, we had dinner at the Abilene Civic Center - a free meal sponsored by the H.E.B Grocery chain, a Texas grocery chain that, in the past 10 years or so, has expanded over to Mexico.

This year, H.E.B. celebrates its 100th year of serving Texans ( or Texicans ) and the free meal that we attended was one of their annual Feast of Sharing events that is held in cities all over Texas.

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Glazed Ham, Southern Style Corn, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls AND apple pie (yummmmmm )

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It was advertised that they were preparing meals for 7,000 and the event was from 3 pm till 7 pm but it looks like they may have underestimated the response!

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Am I wearing the antlers the wrong way? *grin* Walter doesn't seem to think so!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright:
They're green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.

It was the first time it was held in Abilene, so we were part of a pretty historical event.


Pickle said...

I love events like this, really brings the community together and hey its free food!!! LOL glad you had fun Letti!

tammi said...

Sounds like H.E.B. has the right idea.Bringing ppl together to eat is a really neat thing to do.I'd shop at H.E.B. if we had one....but the only one I know of is in Houston where my Dad lives.
You look so cute in your antlers Letti!

taranicole said...

Here in my area of PA we don't have events like that... but being a college town we do have "midnight pancakes". During finals weeks all the college students head over to our local catholic church where, upon donation to the food pantry (AKA getting rid of all your ramen noodles), you get all you can eat pancakes, oranges and orange juice! YUM :) Finals week begins monday ;)

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