“The turkey is in the oven,” said Dorothy. “I am going to go outside and rake the leaves.”
“I will come with you,” said Thankful Thomas. “The smell of the turkey cooking is going to drive me crazy.”
“That is why I am going outside,” laughed Dorothy.
Thankful Thomas grabbed the rake while Dorothy put on her gardening gloves. They went outside and raked up the leaves.
“Oh look,” said Thankful Thomas, seeing his neighbours outside. “It is the Dawson’s.”
“Happy Thanksgiving,” waved Dorothy.
“You too,” said Mrs. Dawson.
“Is your turkey in the oven too?” asked Thankful Thomas.
“No,” said Mrs. Dawson. “We aren’t having a turkey this year. My husband lost his job last week.”
“Oh dear,” said Thankful Thomas. “We are sorry to hear that. There are so many people having hardships this year.”
“Why don’t you join us for dinner?” asked Dorothy.
“We couldn’t,” said Mrs. Dawson.
“We do thank you for the invitation though,” said Mr. Dawson.
“Nonsense,” said Thankful Thomas. “We have a ton of food and if you and your husband don’t help us eat it, we will be eating left-overs from now until the end of time.”
“I suppose one can only eat so many leftovers,” laughed Mr. Dawson. “Okay, we will come.”
Thankful Thomas, Dorothy and Mr. and Mrs. Dawson enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving meal together.
“What kind of work do you do?” asked Thankful Thomas.
“I’m a mechanic,” said Mr. Dawson.
“You know,” said Thankful Thomas. “The mechanic I use is looking for a new mechanic. He is opening up a second shop. I could call him if you like.”
“Sure,” said Mr. Dawson. “I would appreciate that.”
Thankful Thomas called his mechanic and the mechanic talked to Mr. Dawson and hired him over the phone.
“Who would have thought that we would get a delicious Thanksgiving meal and my husband ends up with a job too?” said Mrs. Dawson. “This is the best Thanksgiving ever. Thank you so much for what you did, We really appreciate this.”
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