Friday, November 26, 2010

Sharing Thanksgiving Memories and Traditions

Howdy friends, and happy Friday.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  There are so many family traditions around the holidays that I thought I would take today and give you an opportunity to comment on something you and yours did on your Thanksgiving Day. 

As for me, my family has scattered over the years and so the holidays have been bringing new traditions.  This year, I met with my sister and her oldest son and we invaded “Hometown Buffet”.  Now, the fun part was I had never been there before.  No cooking (though I missed the smells of turkey and pumpkin pie in the oven), no clean up, wide variety of foods to choose from.  And after lunch, we went to my nephews for dessert and coffee.  It was a very relaxing day.  I must say, my pup was very happy to see me though, when I got back home.  What more could I ask for! 

I would love to hear from you.  What did you do this Thanksgiving?   


On a side note, this is “Black” Friday.  I thought this was such a strange name for the day right after Thanksgiving, so I just had to go looking for an explanation of how this tradition began.  Here is just a brief look at one version of the story, and you can click in the paragraph to read more if you’re interested.

Wow, swarm is right!  I myself have never ventured out on this particular shopping day, but I know some people that are very dedicated to braving the crowds every year.  I’m not sure if it’s the great bargains, the thrill of the hunt (for that perfect gift), or just the excitement of the official beginning of Christmas shopping.  As for this writer, I’ll stay home!


Peppercorns said...

Happy Day After Thanksgiving Duuuude..I'm glad you had a great day with family.

I always wondered why it was called Black Friday too. Thanks for the answer and I'll be staying home with you. LOL

Big family dinner with lots of people and chaos, but we had ours Wednesday night so everyone could be here. It turned out to be the right decision and was wonderful.

VintageEmbellishment said...

We always cook a turkey, have mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable and a pie...this year we made an apple pie instead of pumpkin...we are the ultimate rebels here!
Spent the day with old friends, catching up on what has been happening in our lives and of course eating, eating, was a good day :)

jj said...

Usually my husband does the cooking for Thanksgiving. This year I did it...(and yes it was edible, even good)
We don't have anyone tradition for Thanksgiving anymore, we just kind of do whatever works for us each year, whether we have people over go somewhere else or go hide in the closet.
I don't do black Friday shopping. For the past two years I worked early, but I know a lot of people who do brave the crowds and the weather for the super deals.
.........til next year................:)

Gloria said...

Years ago there was always a crowd for dinner, now it's two of us and the dog. Living too far away to make the trip home. Went to church in the morning and cooked a roast beef, had turkey a week earlier just for the heck of it. Ours was happy hope everyone else's was, too.

A Collective Journal said...

Thank you all for sharing. It's always fun to hear how others celebrate the holidays! :)