There’s Always Room For One More

Thursday, December 17, 2020
by Bernita Moore

I remember, as a small child, watching all of the people at our big dinner table. At that time there were usually 10 or more at home for evening meals. (Cooks: that’s a peck of potatoes.) When there were enough guests, the table was extended.

Our traditional Christmas dinner grew each year as the older ones married and came back with their families. So, the house was extended, too. A dining room was added. The garage was already finished and heated, and with picnic tables and some carpets, became another dining room.

In 1960, my mother asked me to keep track of how many of us were there that year. Including an aunt and uncle, there were 60 people sharing Christmas dinner and gifts that day. Our family tradition has always been – there is always room for one more.


“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” ~ John 14:2