Sunday, November 16, 2008

Etsybloggers Carnival, Nov 24: Thanksgiving traditions

One of the subjects to write about this week for our carnival is:
What is your favorite tradition for the Thanksgiving holiday?

Well, eating, of course! It's not just the time-honored turkey and stuffing, but getting together with family. That was one of our family traditions: sitting down around the table every night to eat and talk about the day.


Then on Sundays, even more warm bodies were there, to laugh and talk with. And holidays - I think Jews have more holidays than anybody else, centered around food. There was usually at least two tables to get all the cousins and aunts and uncles a place to sit down.



Fast forward to 2008 and living in Oklahoma, where only three of the immediate family are going to have Thanksgiving Dinner together. But getting three, plus our new extended families sitting around the table, still feels warm and fuzzy to me.


Maybe that's why my parents started the tradition of sitting down for dinner every evening.
We'll miss you, Jill.




10 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Mmm...food and family...I love that combination!

Athena said...

Great post. Even the little gatherings are wonderful.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Thanks for sharing your traditions. I moved across country from my family, so I miss the family gatherings we had for holidays. Luckily I married into a wonderful family, and am now part of their traditions.

Tulip's Talking said...

I LOVE you blog carnival...so sweet, and I actually "felt" what you were saying and the photo's.

I also learned something new about you, as I did not know that you are Jewish. I have a close friend who is too and it has been a journey of learning of a religion and culture.

Blessings my friend. Happy Thanksgiving.

BeadedTail said...

I enjoyed learning about your Thanksgiving traditions! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I found your blog through Coffee Pot People. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family traditions through pictures on the blogosphere. I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful and filled with love.

Waterrose said...

Lovely story...and what could be better...family, friends, and food!

TNT2008 said...

There is almost something magical about food and the dinner table.

Leet said...

It's nice to have tradition where family close together... and for special meal...

LazyTcrochet said...

Wonderful family photos. Thanks for sharing!

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