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Sunday Stealing - Thanksgiving Questions

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

Welcome to Sunday Stealing hosted by Bev 2 Skykes. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid? Thanksgiving Day was always celebrated at my Nannie and Papaw's (my mom's parents) house. Everyone would bring a side dish or desert. We would say grace, and then indulge in one of the best ever cooked meals of the year.

2 . What’s your favorite family tradition? Putting up the Christmas Tree! We usually always do it right after Thanksgiving Day. Christmas music has already started playing on some stations and we make a day of decorating and laughing.

3. What’s your favorite way to give back and help others? Giving to certain charities and donating items that I no longer need.

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why? My husband. After suffering a TBI which has led to a medical retirement, he has become a little of a grump butt, but he still manages to find humor and make me laugh. My kids and I are very thankful to have him with us.

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past? Oh my. I wish I had pictures. My grandparents were so funny. They used to do the cutest things and I remember my grandfather tossing a kitchen towel with a turkey on it, and it landed on my grandmother's head. 😊

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving? No, I don't think what we do would be considered unusual or a ritual. LOL.

7. What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal? Normally, our Thanksgiving Day dinner was eaten in the afternoon between 2pm and 4pm, if we were getting together with the entire family. But that last couple of years it has just been us, especially this year, we don't eat until after 6pm, or later.

8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why. My Nannie. She always pops into my head during the holidays, especially if we are cooking. She was one of the best cooks in our family and I really miss her. My husband is an AMAZING cook though!

9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story? Yes, but we haven't used it in a couple of years now. It is a ceramic deviled egg tray that my cousin Susan made for my mom back in 1984. I lost my mom in 2006 and kept this tray.

10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day? The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and the wonderful FOOD!

11. What is something that was done for you this year that makes you grateful this Thanksgiving? Not exactly done for me but our insurance through JPS finally kicked in and doctor appointments have started to be scheduled! My husband has been able to start yest another process of getting more MRIs and talk about the pending surgeries that he needs.

12. What foods do you usually have for Thanksgiving? If my hubby is cooking - Brined Turkey and Glazed Ham, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, stuffing, sweet baby peas, seasoned corn, buttery rolls, and pumpkin and chocolate pie.

13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little? Oh wow. To say things have changed is an understatement. We used to go to my mom's parents every Thanksgiving when I was little and after we lost her in 1999, we would go to my Aunt Marilyn's (my mom's sister) house. When my Papaw passed away in 2001, that changed. My mom never really hosted Thanksgiving because our house was too small. We also got together with my husband's side of the family on Thanksgiving. Just recently in the last couple of years, we have been staying home and cooking ourselves.

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative) My dad. There was so much that didn't get said before he passed away in August of 2016.

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions? Always be humble and grateful for what you are blessed with. I hope that my kids carry on something from our families with them to keep tradition alive.

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