Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful day.

Growing up, my family would meet at my Great Aunt Erma's farm house for a huge family meal. We had turkey (sometimes two!), creamed corn, kernel corn, peas, mashed potatoes, dill pickles, sweet pickles, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and sweet potatoes. Then we had chocolate pudding pie, lemon meringue pie, cherry pie, apple pie, and pecan pie. After thoroughly stuffing ourselves to the brim, we'd sit back in our chairs and talk, talk, talk. I vividly remember helping all the women wash, dry, and put away the dishes - by hand! No dishwashers at my Great Aunt's house. Of course, the men were all lounging on the couches and watching football games or snoring away on recliners.

Once the dishes were put away, my younger brother and I would escape either outside to ride our bikes, the four-wheelers, or upstairs to play with all the funky old-fashioned toys.

I loved family holidays. It was so fun to see everyone, laugh, and play.

Now, my hubby and I are creating our own family traditions. I hope that when my kids have their own families, that they'll remember past holidays fondly and share stories about growing up with their children.

I would love to hear about some of your Thanksgiving traditions. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!

3 comments:

Shauna said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING :) I am thankful for YOU! ♥ HUGS ♥

Cathy Witbeck said...

I will never forget when one of my cousins said, "Aunt Bessie, your buns are so nice and round,". She glanced back and commented. "Why thank you," Erin. Everybody just cracked up. It was too funny. One of the best Thanksgiving meals ever.

Don said...

We have a little ice cream maker, and every Thanksgiving we make eggnog ice cream. We buy a quart of the richest eggnog we can find, pour it in and let it freeze. It's the easiest ever, and goes great with pumpkin pie.

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