In our busy lives, it is not easy to dedicate hours and hours of time to your family, especially when you take on the task alone. Somehow, my grandmother has done the impossible and found a way to create a comfortable and inviting environment that keeps people coming year after year.
Just as the leaves begin to fall and October arrives, my grandmother begins the exhausting process of preparing to host a family gathering of close to 90 people. She does it all and never complains and just thrives on the goal of putting a smile on every guest’s face. Picture this: vacuum the whole basement, set up 100 chairs around 15 tables, shop for one hundred people, meticulously hang fifteen scarecrows outside, make enough ice for everyone, shop for presents for all the children, and most of all, make sure everyone is aware of the date and time!
Every year, I arrive at my grandmothers and I am astounded at the display. I could look in every corner, in search of a spider’s web, but none would appear. I could look for dust, but that would be insane. I have put some thought into this and it is not the work my grandmother does that really makes me amazed, it’s the dedication to family. Patty Breault is an amazing women, I could make a list of everything she does for me, but that would take a while, for me, it is most important to express a point about family. “If you build it, they will come.”