A friend from church to whom you offered her advice regarding a family difficulty suggested I write to you.
For the last ten years, my extended family has celebrated Thanksgiving in our home. Upwards of thirty people attend these gatherings, a number my house readily accommodates. During these occasions, we consume large amounts of food and drink, fuss over newborns and toddlers, and catch up on family news. After the meal, we flop into the sofas and chairs of the living room to nap, visit, and watch football.
Last year our Thanksgiving Day festivities occurred just after the election of President Trump. To put the case mildly, our normally convivial Thanksgiving dinner turned into a debacle.