Went to Decatur IL to visit some very dear friends who used to live here. They are originally from Egypt, refugees like us, in the land of plenty. This was one of the counter tops that was loaded with food. Soheir had cooked the entire meal. The appetizers, hummus, Palestinian salad, two turkeys, one baked, the other fried, pastry filled with beef, pasta, mashed potatoes and about four more dishes. Then there was a counter full of desserts. I was able to get a picture of just one tray of baklava that she had made. There was some kind of amazing pudding with cake, and two more desserts, the names of which I have forgotten. They just melted in your mouth. IMG_0094

Here she is with our other friend Omaima, who traveled from Canton MO, she is wearing the white hijab. She is a dear friend, and has a doctorate in  physics. Soheir in the middle is a dentist.



Here are the two beautiful families who made that day so memorable for me and Mohamed. Dr. Tarek is an internist, standing next to Mohamed, and to M’s left is Tarek’s second son who is a first year medical student. next to him is Anas, son in law of Omaima the physicist, and Noha daughter of Omaima. She just graduated from Pharmacy school and is a certified pharmacist. Then there is Soheir, me and next to me is Ayah who is a final year medical student at University of MO in Kansas. She is the daughter of Omaima. Standing next to Ayah is her younger brother Ahmad who is a first year medical student, also at Missouri university in Kansas.  Next to Ahmad is Mohamed who is Soheir’s son  and is a second year medical student at University of Pennsylvania. And finally there is Dr. Mohamed El Bermawy, who is the professor of Chemistry at Culver Stockton college where Saadia teaches. He is Omaima’s husband. He gives the Friday sermons at our mosque.

I hope all of you had a great holiday too.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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8 Responses to Thanksgiving

  1. The friends look beautiful and happy! The food looks yummy and heavenly!
    That is what Thanksgiving is all about!
    I’m thankful for you, SweetZakiah!
    I had an amazing Thanksgiving with family, friends, love, and laughter! I got to hostess 1 of the 2 celebrations! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  2. ruthdetwiler says:

    Oh yum and look slike w wonderful time with wonderful people. We had a very nice, calm T Day and am happy yours gave you a lot to smile about also.

  3. slmret says:

    How nice that you had a lovely Thanksgiving visit with your friends. I hope the weather was as nice as the festivities indoors! And I hope you are now over your earlier illness so you could enjoy all that good-looking food!

  4. Loved this post. I’m so glad you had such a good Thanksgiving. The food looks (and sounds) delicious. Enjoyed the pictures very much.

  5. marica0701 says:

    So much food! And yummmm, baklava 😀

    Lovely photos! Happy belated Thanksgiving 🙂

  6. Zakiah says:

    And to you dear Marica. hope you had a great day.

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