Thanksgiving 2023 Thread

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Well said. I think, to put it simply, and to quote Ralphie from "A Christmas Story", "Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas. Around which the entire kid year revolved".

I remember looking forward to Christmas as a kid obviously because of getting presents, and also Halloween because of getting all the candy, and the costumes, etc...

But I didn't start appreciating Thanksgiving as much until I was much older. I may have been 33 or 34 years old when I first realized how "important" Thanksgiving was, not just because it was the "bridge" to our favorite month of the year, but for everything else that we talk about in here all the time - how Thanksgiving has an entirely different "feel" than the hectic craziness of those weeks building up to Christmas Day.

And I also like that Thanksgiving is essentially our "Family Routine" that is basically the same thing every year, but we all look forward to it! Have a great day!
 

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Growing up Thanksgiving was not a major holiday for me either. I think maybe because it was usually just me and my parents. My mom would get up before dawn to start cooking, we eat around 2 and then left overs around 6. A couple times we did go to my Aunt's for Thanksgiving dinner was of course I loved. It wasn't until I was older and with Tony that I saw Thanksgiving differently. Now I it one of my absolute favorite Holidays. I look forward to the family gathering at our house, my SIL and I cooking in the kitchen while chatting and laughing. The Parade and football games on TV all day while Christmas music is being played on the radio in the back ground. The cousins laughing and playing board/card games. Just the togetherness of those you hold dear is what makes Thanksgiving special.
 

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As with many of you, my appreciation and love for Thanksgiving came later in life. Especially the traditions. But as life has progressed, so have the traditions. With the passing of my grandparents, Thanksgiving moved to my parent's house. Then I moved 750 miles away and we only get back every few years. Then my son and daughter move very far away, which causes more changes in the traditions. Now it's just us and our other son. But I must say, my love for Thanksgiving gets stronger and stronger each year. I'm hoping to go back to my mom's this coming Thanksgiving. I need some time with my extended family again.
 

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Thanksgiving was an after thought in my younger days. I always enjoyed Christmas and Halloween more. I have really appreciated and enjoyed Thanksgiving as I have continued to age for various reasons. It is my number one single day holiday at this point.
Seems like a lot of us didn't appreciate Thanksgiving when we were younger!
 

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We had family dinner up at the in laws again last night. Coincidentally it was on a Thursday :) Several times throughout the dinner we remarked that it really did remind us all of Thanksgiving, which is a sad reminder that we probably don't get together enough outside of "main" holidays.

I'm ready to move on to the next phase of this thread. Spring is not far off now, and today is (hopefully) the last day that we have Daylight Savings Time. I know we change the clocks tomorrow, but the hope is that the government gets rid of it for good. I feel like this year we have the best chance!

Have a great day, friends!
 

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Seems like a lot of us didn't appreciate Thanksgiving when we were younger!
Agreed but I am hoping my kids appreciate it more than I did. When it was just me and my parents it really didn't feel special. No parade or football traditions, no extended family. In all honesty it was a bit boring.
No I know for a fact my kids can't say Thanksgiving has been boring for them. Not with a house full pretty much all day and all the cousins hanging out, talking, playing games and best of all laughing. I think I just may have to have a chat with them about this to get their input.
 

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Looks like we're starting to see the first wave of bands/performers that are being selected for the Macy's parade this year:

 

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I know we don't have a Thanksgiving Thread Friday thought, but I have one today. I am reading this sort of stupid book on stuff you didn't know and it said that the tryptophan doesn't really make you sleepy on Thanksgiving. I didn't believe it so I checked some other sources and you know what? It is true according to research at a number of universities and the New York Times. It is thought the big meal and all the carbs and alcohol. So there you have it. Thought for the day--don't blame the turkey.
 

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I know we don't have a Thanksgiving Thread Friday thought, but I have one today. I am reading this sort of stupid book on stuff you didn't know and it said that the tryptophan doesn't really make you sleepy on Thanksgiving. I didn't believe it so I checked some other sources and you know what? It is true according to research at a number of universities and the New York Times. It is thought the big meal and all the carbs and alcohol. So there you have it. Thought for the day--don't blame the turkey.
Don't blame the turkey!
 

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