Is Anyone Here Going To Do The Thanksgiving Thing?

by Stephanus 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • Princess
    One little turkey for 20-24 people?

    I heard she ordered a 30 pounder. Not exactly little. Doesn't matter anyway, I'm bringing four pumpkin pies. YUM

  • sunnyday

    Stephanus, to most people Thanksgiving is the day before the Christmas buying rush. I am not a youngster so I remember what it used to mean. Friends and family, near and far, gather to celebrate all they have to be thankful for. Having loved ones with you for even a day is comforting and lets you know you belong to more than yourself. There are lots of hugs and "My, how you have grown" statements. Little children get to know aunts and uncles, cousins and new friends. The meal is set at the biggest table in the house with a smaller table set up for the children, who are served first,so the adults can enjoy undisterbed conversation. It dosent usually work that way, as the children dont want to miss anything but everyone eats and talks and laughs. Before the meal begins, a prayer is said thanking God for all blessings and the people gathered there. When all have had their fill the ladies clear the tables and put away the leftover food,do all the cleaning up and flop in chairs to rest and talk. Generally , about this time the men have waken from their naps and are ready for turkey sandwiches ! I hope this gives you an idea of what it is like. The whole meaning is to thank God for what He has given us.

  • got my forty homey?
    got my forty homey?

    Going to do the work thing, but its a Sunday Schedule so hopefully I can sleep a little!

  • Stacy Smith
    Stacy Smith

    If by the Thanksgiving thing you mean sitting down to a huge meal with my family and boyfriend, puking it all out, then going over to the boyfriends home so we can do it all over again with his family.


  • SpunkyChick

    Sphere - I am in full agreement with you. I totally dig Halloween, 4th of July, gobble gobble day is ok too...but I don't know about X-mas. The radio stations overplay X-mas music, the pressure to buy gifts, the commercials on tv, santa....AAAACCCKKK!!!!! The lights are pretty tho....

  • gentlesoul


    run turkey run before I take your head off and eat you...

  • Sassy

    SimpleSally and I are getting together to have Thanksgiving.

  • minimus

    We're going to my wife's sister. This will be the 1st official Thanksgiving that I am going to!

  • WildHorses

    Yep, we are too, but I am going against tradition and baking a ham.

  • Stacy Smith
    Stacy Smith

    Does a ham have dark meat????

    I love the dark meat

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