Katie Spivey Brewster
Katie Spivey Brewster was raised in Wilmington, NC, learned to body surf at Wrightsville Beach, attended Winter Park Baptist Church, married Jim Brewster from Slingerlands, NY and raised and home schooled five children (Ben, Luke, Rachel, Andrew, and Sam). She wrote Feast of Memories as an assignment for a Creative Writing class she and Jim took after Sam graduated from High School. She is currently Nana to five grandchildren (Levi, Micah, Judah, Felicity, and Seth).
Aunt Louise visits twice a year, always dressed,
in shoes, bag, and hat to match.
And every time she visits, she brings the girls,
a very special snack.
But this time she has forgotten it, or to the girls,
it so seems.
They wonder if they’ll miss the pleasure, of eating treats,
of which they’ve dreamed.
The Thanksgiving table is set, but the guests have not shown up and 10 year old Leonard cannot wait to start eating. Grandma Sadie wisely distracts him with memories till the rest of the family arrives.