Keep the living room clean for the holiday
Her son, Nick Denbow, 17, tweeted an image of the barricaded room with the caption, “Okay how (is) my mom just gonna close down the living room for a month?” It quickly became a viral hit, with over 35,000 likes and counting.
Invite a stranger to Thanksgiving dinner
17-year-old Jamil Hinton received a text from an unknown number inviting him to to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with "Amanda" and "Justin," but when he asked who the text was from, the sender (Wanda Dench) just identified herself as "your grandma."
Jamil thought it was HIS grandma, but asked for a photo to verify. What he received as a bit of a surprise — the photo was of someone else's grandma, so he responded with his own selfie and a cheeky, "You not my grandma. Can I still get a plate tho?" He received an unexpected reply: "Of course you can. That's what grandma's do...feed everyone."
Dench had no clue Jamil had posted their exchange online. It went viral and she had to change her number after receiving more than 600 text messages and dozens of voicemails. “At first I thought, ‘Well, this is annoying,' until I started reading some of the people's texts. Strangers wrote, 'Thank you so much, you're such a kind person to let this young man into your home,' she said. “I thought ‘Oh, my gosh! I think this may be a little more important than what I thought it was.'"
The duo met in person and Dench formally invited Jamil and his family to Thanksgiving dinner. He accepted. (Source | Photo)
Create a family heirloom
One memory that is most sacred and special —the signature of the Mills' daughter Mary, who died suddenly of a ruptured aneurysm in 2013 at the age of 44. (Source)