Remembering Thanksgiving Holidays of the past.
Thanksgiving is a time to remember many traditions of the past. This is a great time for the whole family to reminisce, especially with an older family member or friend. Here are some topics of discussions:
Thanksgiving as a child
- Where did you go for Thanksgiving as a child? As a young adult?
- If you traveled did you have to travel a long way? Did you stay overnight there?
- Who would always come for dinner?
- Who was your favorite cook?
- Where did the turkey come from? OR did you serve another kind of meat?
- Were there any unusual foods served?
- What was your favorite dish?
- What were desserts like? Which was your favorite?
- Were the good dishes and silverware used? What were they like?
- Did you or anyone you knew wear an apron? What did it look like?
- Was there a special dish your family made that everyone loved?
- Did you have any Thanksgiving traditions prior to or during the meal such as a special prayer, talking about things you were thankful for, etc…?
- Were you or anyone you knew in the military or away at war during Thanksgiving?
- What were the activities before the meal? After the meal?
- Did you ever have a Thanksgiving when the weather hindered you or others from traveling to your destination?
Thanksgiving as an adult
- Who hosted Thanksgiving when you got older? Was it you or another family member or friend?
- If you had to travel how far? Did the whole family go?
- Did you ever cook the meal? What kinds of dishes did you cook?
- Was there one dish that everyone always looked forward to?
- Did everyone bring a dish? Did you enjoy what others brought?
- What did you serve for desserts?
- Did you use the good dishes? What were the good dishes like?
- Did you have any Thanksgiving traditions?
- Did anyone in the family enjoy watching football on Thanksgiving?
- Did you ever have an unusual Thanksgiving where you might have been on vacation, been in another part of the world where Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated, or some other situation?
- Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving?
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
- If you cooked the meal this Thanksgiving what would you cook? Or what would you have someone else cook for you?
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