Right before we were going to bless the table, my sister-in-law, Carolyn, who had been preparing our special meal for days, handed us a woven basket with a note taped to it that said, "No Phone Zone". She then told me, my mother, sister, nephews and brother-in-law that no cell phones were allowed at the Thanksgiving table. Our reaction (minus my nephews) was "great!". We hadn't seen each other in so long, why wouldn't we want to talk to each other instead of talking to someone else who was probably with THEIR family who was trying to get them off their phone too?! It was a wonderful idea and it worked also. We talked. To each other. No distractions. Except getting up for seconds (or thirds).