Tuesday, November 22, 2005


I got to thinking a little more about Thanksgiving traditions. When I was a kid, our family wasn't into the whole football scene, so there were no scenes where the menfolk gathered around the TV while the womenfolk did the dishes. No, if you peeked inside of our house, you were more likely to find us all gathered around the table playing games: Pictionary, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, Scrabble, High Nine (now that's a card game I never learned to play), rummy, dominoes... the list goes on. The only time I remember the TV being on was to watch the parade first thing in the morning and then maybe later, when one of the networks used to show those animated children's classics like Treasure Island or A Christmas Carol. (Why did they stop showing those? I sure wish my kids could watch them now.)

Nowadays, when it's just my immediate family here, we are likely to either play board or video games together or take in a movie.

What are your traditions?


Lori Ann said...

Hi, I just read your comments on Mike Cope's blog and thought I would visit yours. I have enjoyed reading your past entries. I am from Missouri too! We moved to Oregon from south of St. Louis 7 years ago.
Have a nice thanksgiving!

Lori Ann said...

Yea, it was a shock. But we are loving it now. I read that you are from Sikeston? We have made several trips in the past to have a few throwed rolls!
Happy Thanksgivivng!

Thumper said...

Building traditions has been a lttle difficult for us. Over the years we've been near family, not been near family, been near again, then not again... so we never really established anything that's "the usual."

This year we're near family, but not going--we're throwing it all out the window, going to a movie, and then out to dinner, where we will leave a HUGE tip for the server who's stuck( even if it they volunteered to work today, they're stuck) bringing food to people like me, who just can't cook today. heck, we'll probably tip the cook, too!

WendyWings said...

We do not celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand but I love reading about others traditions.
Michele sent me :)

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