Thanksgiving memories, I have a few … after waking up on Thanksgiving morning, my sister and I would usually turn the parades on TV and watch them. Mom got out paper and helped us make pilgrim hats and collars to wear. We usually either invited my mom’s relatives to come to our house for the meal, or we went to my mom’s parents’ house.
There was always an adults’ table and a kids’ table. Being the oldest cousin, I really enjoyed the kids’ table. I was several years older than my younger cousins, and I remember one year being told that I had graduated to the adult table since the kids’ table was too full. I was not a bit happy about that and would have much preferred to stay with the other kids at their table.
My mom always made a cranberry salad and she attached a big grinding device to the table to grind up the berries and other things. I was never a cranberry salad fan, but I liked most of the other traditional Thanksgiving foods. Mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie were always favorites.
How about you — any Thanksgiving memories to share?