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Thanksgiving "Past".....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

If you are a Boomer (like me), close your eyes for a moment and picture your best Thanksgiving memory as a child. We grew up in a different time. Yes, there were stresses, but life didn't seem to go at such a breakneck speed and family seemed more important. I was extremely lucky to grow up in a small town that was filled with family and we saw each other on almost a daily basis. There were alot of us and at Thanksgiving, we all gathered at my Grandmother's house. There were also 2 large tables......one in the dining room and one in the kitchen. The adults sat in the dining room and the kids in the kitchen. I was the oldest of 12 grandchildren and yearned to be at the "Big Table". My best Thanksgiving memory was the year that I finally got promoted to the "Big Table". My Grandmother seated me so that I could see into the kitchen and I soon discovered that the "Kitchen Table" was having alot more fun!!!!! I think that memory sticks out in my mind because it taught me to "Live in the Moment" and to not waste time wishing for the next BEST THING
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  • FLAME42
    Remember those days too. That is one of the reasons we spread the 14 grandchildren out among the adults at Thanksgiving dinner. It also helps to have a "bigger" person to help some of the "littler" ones with serving. Hopefully then all the tables will be having "fun".
    Have a great holiday!
    3667 days ago
  • BENDER7
    Great memory!
    3667 days ago
  • PJSTIME
    Oh yes the kids table how we all yearned to be at the Big Peoples table. Thanks for the memory.
    3668 days ago
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