Welcome to our table.
Thanksgiving is the time for
spending time with family and
friends. To thank the Lord for Jesus
and the blessings given to us for
the year and lifetime.
When I was a child
we would go to my grandmother's
house. All the Aunts, Uncles,
cousins would all come. The women
would be up early fixing food for
the big meal. This was generally
around 1 to 2 o'clock in the
The rest of the
family would be probably watching TV
for the parades and football. I
don't remember what the men did
before TV, the kids usually played
outside. I think the men discussed
world affairs and would know how to
solve them. I know the farmers would
still have work to do. Most of my
mother's family were farmers.
main meat was turkey sometimes
goose. The dressing was a sweet
dressing. There was candied yams,
broccoli, lima beans and peas.
Cranberry Ice which I have a recipe
up for. A relish plate with green
olives, black olives, celery sticks,
and homemade pickles. Of course
gravy. Homemade rolls would
also be served.
dessert there were pumpkin and
the meal we drew names of whom we
were to give a present for at
Christmas. The children even got
adult names so it was an interesting
mix. No one was to tell who they had
drawn. We could not have a name of
our immediate family, only aunts,
uncles, cousins or grandmother. Then
before everyone one left in the
evening there would probably have
been sandwiches and pie to eat. If
there was too much for grandmother
and my aunt who lived together then
the leftovers would be passed out to
be sent home.
good memories make Thanksgiving a
special day in our family. Now we
can't all be together as my family
are all scattered across the US. But
we keep in touch.
The very first
Thanksgiving my husband and I had,
we could not make it to my folks for
Thanksgiving. We were living in a
motel because my husband's job there
wasn't going to last long enough to
get an apartment. It had a kitchen
in our room. I made the meal, well
the food all got done on time except
for the TURKEY!!!!! So we had it in
courses! LOL I was so embarrassed
but my husband was a trooper about
it. He never brought it up to me in
the years to come.
hope you and your families have a
great Thanksgiving, if not together
then at least in spirit.
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