November 22, 2012Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!
By Sara In AZ
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day full of food and family and fun……enjoy this special day and be thankful for all of the wonderful things in your life.
I found this enchanting little Thanksgiving story and corresponding picture online from Reminisce Magazine.
“By the time the 22-pound turkey shown above was done roasting at my grandmother’s house, all of us eager grandchildren had done our part to help fix the feast. (I’m the hungry lad in back, third from left.) My dad, Vin, captured our family’s typical Thanksgiving celebration in this 1963 photo (above).
We grandchildren had the “privilege” of polishing the pans, mashing the turnips and potatoes, and making sugar cookies out of the extra homemade piecrust. I assure you Grandma’s pie was made with rhubarb from her garden and had the flakiest crust. She would never use a boxed crust mix or canned fruit. Grandma always lamented, “You just can’t get a good loaf of bread today.”
Hours before this photo was taken, it’s safe to say we were all glued to the TV set to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
After dinner, our Thanksgiving tradition had everyone piling into their family’s station wagon to drive to downtown Bridgeport for the traditional first lighting of the Christmas lights,” writes Mike Simko of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Image and text from reminisce.com.
I just LOVE how it was a privilege to polish the pans……..and boy doesn’t that turkey look good!
AND……… hey y’all don’t forget to enter our fabulous and amazing Retro Christmas Card Giveaway Contest!!!! The deadline is fast approaching and you don’t want to miss out on winning some cards as AWESOME as this do you?!?
Ummmmmm, I have to say ALL of those cards look pretty freakin’ amazing and I am completely depressed that I can’t enter myself. It’s SO simple to enter too, all you have to do is leave a comment about your favorite santa Story…..easy peasy!