Thursday, November 15, 2007


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On Thursday, November 22, America celebrates the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Most families make a special effort to reunite and to sit down to a family feast. If, like my family, yours is a small one, perhaps you celebrate in some way other than a family reunion. For example, Mr. AOW and I sometimes walk down the street to our neighbors' house or even go out to a restaurant. Twice we have traveled to Southern California to celebrate with Mr. AOW's family.
My fondest memories of Thanksgiving are the celebrations of years past, when those who are now gone sat down to a huge meal (turkey, ham, and all the trimmings), followed by taking naps, playing cards, or watching football games. Mom hosted the annual feast for the Virginia branch of our family, and before we said our good-byes, we officially began our Christmas celebration by gathering around the piano to sing Christmas carols.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK, in two parts: (1) How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? (2) What do you most associate with Thanksgiving Day? Recipes welcome! In the comments section, I'll be posting the recipe for the one dish our Thanksgiving-dinner hosts ask that I bring.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 11/15/2007 11:59:00 PM