Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sunday Stealing- Thanksgiving Questions



1. What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were
 a kid? We visited my Grandparents in Oklahoma.
My whole family would be there. We would eat 
dinner together, decorate my Grandparents
house for Christmas and my parents and I would
stay for a couple of days and go home. I miss my

2 .What’s your favorite family tradition?
putting up the Christmas Tree. We turn on
Christmas music and we all help out. It is fun.

3. What’s your favorite way to give back and help others?
Give small gifts to show how much I appreciate people. We also donate to
the homeless to make sure they are eating and have shelter.

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why?
Josh. He has kind of a dry sense of humor, but he is so funny and quick.

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past?
My mom is always doing something crazy. She is usually singing or dancing.
I have her on tape as much as possible because she will not always be around.

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving?
I don't think so.

7. What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal? We are planning on noon.

8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why.
My Grandma Oslin. She made the holidays just so much fun for everyone. 
She was a great cook!

9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story? no, I have
Christmas herilooms.

10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day? There are no gifts...we get to have a nice meal with family, there is a lot
on tv and Black Friday is coming, so it is just a fun day. We always get a 
newspaper Thanksgiving day to look at Black Friday ads, but we haven't
gone out shopping in years.

11. What is something that was done for you this year that makes you grateful this 
Thanksgiving? We finally got a new drier last week! I am thankful for that.
Seriously though...our Principal buys us Sonic drinks every so often and it
is such a treat. She probably does it twice a month.

12. What foods do you usually have for Thanksgiving?
Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade dressing, pickled beets,
deviled eggs, sweet corn, hot rolls, pumpkin pie and always a pecan pie, then
this year I may make mac and cheese (for Josh)...homemade in our InstantPot.
Just thinking about it still. We are also thinking about smoking our turkey.
So many things up in the air still. Just wanting to try some different things.

13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you
were little?  My mom did it for years after my Granie died. I am doing it
again this year. Karl and I are more apt to break from tradition and try new
things like smoking the turkey and adding mac and cheese. I also do way
more decorating than my mom. I decorated for my Granie. My mom loses
everything.  I don't know where her stuff is. I did put up her Christmas wreath
last night though.

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who
would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative) I would want my Granie back. 

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish
their own Thanksgiving traditions? I would hope they would carry something
from their own family tradition to link them to their past. We have way more
Christmas traditions than Thanksgiving traditions.


  1. I am so glad you got your dryer. I miss my grandparents too. I remember my grandma had these wooden clothes racks. She would hang the clothes up in the kitchen were it was warmer. Of course only in winter. I remember helping her hang clothes outside too. I like your Christmas tree tradition. Christmas will be here soon.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. I enjoyed reading your traditions and food choices. It all sounds so good. I think we all miss our "ancestors" at these holiday times. It is hard for me to realize that now WE are the oldest generation still living, and we must help make the memories for the generations to come so they will have something to remember in future years and to share with their children. I hope you have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving.

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  4. Glad you got your dryer.
    I enjoyed your answers today.
    Have a great Sunday my friend.

  5. I think you were very lucky to have such a loving family. I didn't get that and couldn't have babies but I hope I would have made a happy loving family like the one you describe

  6. I share your loss of Granie. Thanksgiving is the best because no religion is hoarding it. We all celebrate! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. Sounds like you have a big meal! And lots of things to do. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. What a lovely Thanksgiving memory.

    We turn on Christmas music and the put a fire up that is one YouTube. It's lovely isn't it, to have things for Christmas from the past.
    I have Christmas heirlooms from my Grandmother's tree, which were from HER mother's tree.


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