Here are the fill-in-the-blanks:
1. One Thanksgiving tradition I have is __________________________.
2. Black Friday _____________________________________________.
3. The best part about Thanksgiving Day is ______________________.
4. One Thanksgiving, ________________________________________.
Here are my responses:
One Thanksgiving tradition I have is always having turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce. Even if we don't have all of the other foods from my childhood Thanksgivings at Granny's house, we always have at least the turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce. We have traditionally had all of our children with us for Thanksgiving, but that hasn't happened since 2004 when our oldest son went into the Navy. Now, we have whoever can be here to enjoy the dinner with us.
Black Friday is something that I want absolutely no part of. I don't like shopping in stores anyway nor crowds, so you won't find me in a store on Black Friday. I'll be home hiding behind my computer screen or camera!
The best part of Thanksgiving Day is time with family and food and memories. I am thankful for all three!
One Thanksgiving, our first one here in Texas, David and most of the kids went to David's mother's house for Thanksgiving dinner. I have always been an outsider as far as she was concerned, so I stayed home so that maybe there would be less drama. In order that I wouldn't be spending Thanksgiving home alone, Davey (our youngest son, now a Marine) stayed home with me. He was 10 years old at the time. It was a special time of bonding between the two of us. It was also a different menu that day. Instead of turkey and dressing and the usual Thanksgiving Day fare, we had pork chops because our boy loves all things pork. I can't remember what else we had with the pork chops, probably mashed potatoes and gravy, but I do remember that it was then that I knew he would never abandon me. He would leave home some day, sure, but he would always do his best to take care of me.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
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