More than anything, people like to be remembered by those they love. When you are only four years old, it's easy to be overlooked during the madness of Thanksgiving preparations. "Go watch your cartoons" or "Play with your toys until time to eat" are common things that little ones may hear during these times.
But not here.
At the busiest time of Thanksgiving Day, that final hour in the kitchen when everything is timed just right to finish cooking, roasting, baking, simmering, etc, River's Great Grandmother Ann called River into the kitchen to help her with a most important addition to the meal; Pigs in a Blanket.
Never mind that the dish was unconventional and has never been prepared for Thanksgiving here (or perhaps anywhere), it is perfect for the moment. Yes, more than anything, people like to be remembered by those they love. This is a memory that River will hold on to forever.
Thank you, Ann.