Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe that it's almost Thanksgiving. Time has sure flown by this year. Thanksgiving has changed since I was young. Every year the adults in my family would take turns having Thanksgiving and Christmas. All of the women would be in the kitchen preparing the meal, and the men would be in the living room talking and watching football. There was never a cross word spoken, but there was a lot of laughter. I used to have the job of stuffing the celery with cream cheese and making the cream cheese balls and rolling them in the ground nuts. My sister and I always wanted the big drumsticks ( I think they tricked us into thinking they were the best part of the turkey! lol) Some of the dishes were made at home and brought to the hosting home.

We used to follow that tradition, but as the children have gotten older and moved farther away, it became a harder tradition to follow. This year, it will just be my husband, 2 youngest daughters and probably the boyfriend. I like this because I have 9 children and a small apartment! I don't really enjoy big crowds, which is what my family is when everyone is present. That's not to say that I don't enjoy having everyone together, but it's been a very long time since that has happened.

My youngest son is having my oldest dd and his brother come to his house this year with his new girlfriends family. I'm sure they'll have a wonderful time.

I'm looking forward to a nice peaceful day of good food and good company.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful Thanksgiving!

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