Thanksgiving Memories of Yesteryear

by mitzimsa on November 19, 2017

 Thanksgiving - Remembering Yesteryear

Thanksgiving – Time To Gather 

Family & Friends

The other day I was talking with a co-worker and she expressed that her 6 year old daughter was sad due to Thanksgiving not getting it’s just due when decorating for the holiday. Little Miss had tears in her eyes as she explained to her mom, “in the store they always have a whole lot of stuff for every other holiday but what about Thanksgiving why is there only turkeys? It’s not time for Santa, is it?”

She is so right, now day’s we go from Halloween straight to Christmas well, Christmas shopping that is on Black Friday which really starts before you can get the Thanksgiving Dinner on the table.

Thanksgiving Yesteryear

Remembering the yesteryear of this wonderful fall holiday is so warming.  When I think about it, getting together with family members watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thanksgiving morning is always the best!  Family members jump on highways and byways traveling from near and far just to enjoy the family gathering and all the good food. There has been many discussion and planning with the family on who would prepare the Big Bird on down to the crudité platter.

The table would be dressed as if it was ready for a photo shoot for a magazine spread. This was one of the occasions when the fine china and silver would make it’s grand appearance. The buffet would be dressed with the silver service to hold the coffee and hot water for tea throughout the long day. And if you were in charge of the mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese you better know what you were doing in the kitchen.

In my family it was pretty much sacrilegious to mess up any part of the meal. Therefore there was a hierarchy followed when it came to the prep of the bird, dressing and gravy.

After going into the food coma and finding your spot to crash during the football game. You would awaken with your mind on dessert if not another helping of the main course before satisfying that sweet tooth!

However your decide to spend your day, lets keep this time reserved as an opportunity to gather with family and friends to enjoy this wonderful time to give thanks.


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