At his house is my father’s side of family, I extremely enjoy their company because all of us together is very rare and only happens 3 times a year. Likewise, around the time of Thanksgiving, I gather with my step-father’s family at my great-grandmother’s, this side of my family is unquestionably large causing us to avoid gatherings on a regular basis. My Thanksgiving schedule is very chaotic, however every gathering is enjoyable and I look forward to go to all of them. This Thanksgiving will be different than previous years. My cousin, Cameron, recently enrolled in the marines.
Our Thanksgiving Day On the fourth Thursday of November, Me and my family celebrate Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house because it is just a day to relax and thank my family for whatever they have done for me without being selfish or greedy. We all help today with the preparations. First we get together, then we try to entertain ourselves in different ways, and then we have our feast. We do a lot of fun things, Me and my cousin go buy muffin mix, and then we make muffins. I love going to my cousin’s house in Thanksgiving.
Some families gather together at a specific place every year. Some families eat certain foods…. It is very unique that we all do similar things, and also go our own ways on Thanksgiving. Usually on a Thanksgiving gathering, most people go to a certain location every year. For example, my family goes to my aunt’s church in Lafayette for every Thanksgiving.
As a child I remember my teacher suggesting that at dinner we should go around the table and have each family member say something that they are thankful for. Much to my disappointment this never happened at my Thanksgiving dinner. This myth made me wonder how the children who's Thanksgiving did not look even close to the myth. Growing up I always had the basic parts of Thanksgiving, Turkey, parade, and family to celebrate with. I wonder how those children who live in poverty or without family feel about
Hope and pray everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family and Friends. It was just the three of us this year. I (with the help of my son Jerrid) cooked a ham, turkey (breast), dressing, pea salad, potato salad, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. It was so good. I had planned to also have green bean casserole but ran out of steam.
As the evening continued, I had come to the realization that I was not feeling all that well, but I was determined to make it through to dinnertime. The family gathered at the table to pray before the meal, and I gazed at the glistening turkey and magnificent dishes before me in awe. During prayer, I
We grew in our understanding of the trail and of course in our individual abilities. Sometimes we fell silent but others were full of laughter and the innocence of getting to know another. We were also privy to meet Teresa and become part of their family for the course of a few weeks. Teresa’s culinary delights and warm personality always greeted our tired and stinky self’s during our reprieves. Thanksgiving was spent in warmth with a real turkey instead of the instant Idaho potatoes and tuna fish we had already anticipated.
“Why Thanksgiving is Important to Me” Thanksgiving is important to me because of my family. I get to see my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Most of our family lives far away, so it is a great time to see them. I enjoy talking and playing with my cousins. Usually everyone comes to our house the next day to play games, watch movies, and eat more food!
Print. “A Modest Proposal to Destroy Western Civilization as We Know It” a paper by Bill McKibben to give us insight about the lost holiday spirit. Christmas has always been a time for family and friends to come together to celebrate one and other but that has all changed due to the shopping and decorating. Mckibben believes that we need to return to our roots and agrees with his church that we should not spend more than a hundred dollars on Christmas, this includes food gifts, and decorations. The gifts themselves are home maid with love and the food is caught and cooked themselves not by the grocery store
I found Phyllis Ryder’s “Rhetorics for Community Service” book most useful in helping me reflect on my service learning. I am currently volunteering in Miriam’s Kitchen, which is a non-profit organization aiming to end the chronic homelessness in DC. In order succeed, kitchen volunteers help prepare and serve meals to people in need. However simple this job may seem, there is a deeper meaning in what we do. We make our guests feel respected, safe, and treated as ordinary people.