Week 48: Thanksgiving

Originally Published:  December 16, 2011

The foods we have now for Thanksgiving are pretty much the same as they have been since I was a small child.  We have a turkey, dressing, ham, potato salad, mashed potatoes, gravy, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie, cornbread dressing, baked beans, and rolls.  The deserts have varied a lot over the years but are the same kinds of desert.  Chocolate is a big feature.

My mom’s mother used to make homemade chocolate and lemon pies.  These pies were the best things about any holiday dinner at their house!  My dad’s dad would make this wonderful rocky road fudge!

Thanksgiving when I was a kid was a day of traveling.  We would visit both sets of grandparents and there would be all (or at least almost all) of the aunts, uncles and cousins at the dinners.  We would have lunch at one and supper (or dinner for those from the north) at the other grandparents.

At mom’s family dinner there was usually about 30 people!  At dad’s family there was usually about 20 people.  We would have a great time at both families and would eat all day!

Week #48 – Thanksgiving

Week 48. Thanksgiving. What was on your family’s Thanksgiving table? Do you serve the same dishes now as your family served in the past?

This challenge runs from Saturday, November 26, 2011 through Friday, December 2, 2011.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.