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Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Five Thanksgiving

Jan posted this Thankful Friday Five:
"Aunt Bert says
it's snowing there in Arkansas,
on Catfish Lane, and she hasn't been
able to walk out to their mailbox.
She's been suffering
from a bad case of the mulleygrubs.
The cure for the mulleygrubs,
she tells my sister,
is to get up and bake a cake.
If that doesn't do it, put on a red dress.

--Ginger Andrews (from Hurricane Sisters)

So this Friday before Thanksgiving, think about Aunt Bert and how she'll celebrate Thanksgiving! And how about YOU?"

1. What is your cure for the "mulleygrubs"?
A nap. Probably not the best...

2. Where will you be for Thanksgiving?
We'll be at Beloved's 82 y/o aunt who started eating meat again at the age of 80. The food is always... interesting, but always includes real turkey.

3. What foods will be served? Which are traditional for your family?
Well, There will be Turkey
We're making cranberry sauce and pie
The rest is a crap shoot, but you can bet on lots of vegetarian and vegan options because a good part of the family is one or the other.

4. How do you feel about Thanksgiving as a holiday?
I like it. The secularity, yet warmth and thankfulness of it. The coming together of families, mixed, pulled together, whatever. Last year we were at the same site, yet we had extended families from my family, a sister-in laws family, lots of different families.

5. In this season of Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?
I'm so grateful to almost have a new home and more space!


Auntie Knickers said...

I've also been thinking about ways that different populations celebrate Thanksgiving -- having a good number of vegetarian relatives myself who will be chowing down on gluten cutlets (and wouldn't it be awful to be vegetarian and gluten-intolerant, or allergic to soy?) My husband's Danish-American family had the typical Midwestern Thanksgiving menu, and I also wonder about more recent immigrants and how (or if) they are celebrating next week.

angela said...

Wonderful gathering you describe--I love it!

Pastor said...

I can't even imagine a vegetarian Thanksgiving! I think there would be a mutiny in my family.

And I think a naps are always appropriate!

Sally said...

:-) sometimes a nap is all we need ...

Mompriest said...

Your thanksgiving day sounds delightful and delicious! And, so exciting about your almost new home!!!

Jan said...

I like the idea of being with an 82 year old aunt! Wish I had one. So glad you're getting a new and bigger home!