Thanksgiving Narrative

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Profile: An Event to Remember I will set the scene. November 27, 2009 is the date. It’s a perfect Thanksgiving at the Heiner home. The whole family made it this year, and joy is evident on the faces of all in attendance. The anticipation is so thick in the air for five o clock to arrive, because this is the traditional time for the feasting hour! Eventually the old clock chimes and the time has come to take their seats around the beautifully organized, and may I add, a surely delicious smelling meal. Each is impatient to get their knife into that juicy turkey that was cooked according to a family favorite recipe. Little did they know that this picture-perfect day would come to a close in a not so perfect or at all anticipated way. As is tradition the Grandpa once again took first in getting his knife into the turkey. He gleams with pride of this prize turkey wonderfully cooked by his sweet and beloved wife, seated next to him, and pride in his family all gathered again at last. He doesn’t know it yet, but he will be the one that alters the course of events for this year’s Thanksgiving. Although, at this point in …show more content…
He was going into surgery to have a quadruple bypass because all the arteries of his heart had been obstructed by massive blood clots that if not removed would surely kill him. The extent of the surgery took a toll not only on the Grandpa, and the surgeons, but most especially on his wife still sitting in the waiting room alone. Finally at four in the afternoon, the day after thanksgiving, and after a twelve hour surgery husband and wife were again reunited. He had made it through but the heart attack had taken its toll. He was alive but would never be the same again. The recovery from such an attack would take months, however, just as before his wife would be by his side every step of the

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