November 28, 2016
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“I’ll take the turkey leg, side of mashed potatoes and I’ll come back for my slice of pumpkin pie.”-. The many words you hear going around the Thanksgiving table and its aftershock tryptophan naps.Thanksgiving is November 24th just a week away let us step back and remember some of our favorite memories and traditions of Thanksgiving.
Photo Credit: Sarah Covert
Sitting down with Darwin Scherba a security guard for Flushing High School. Darwin told some of his fondest traditions from his childhood. Darwin said he grew up in a big Italian family and said “we would all meat up at grandma’s house and she would have a big turkey and spaghetti and meatballs” growing up in an Italian family he told me that pasta was a big part of every meal and meeting up at grandma’s house was also a big deal “We would probably have 30 people there for thanksgiving dinner at my grandma’s house every year.”
Jaylen Wilderman, a fourth grader at Seymour elementary, remembered “ We usually just have thanksgiving at our house and family comes over but their was one year that we went to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving”. Jaylen also told me that while the food is being prepared him, his brother and his cousins would run around and drive the adults crazy.
Marty Covert & Frances Stamm
Marty chuckled and told me that his favorite memory is when he took his family up to his mother’s cabin and got stuck in the middle of a snow storm. “I remember shoveling off the campfire cement and we literally had 2 foot snow banks around the campfire. There most had been at least 12 adults and we all brought our own beverages and stuck them in the snow banks.. And cooked a turkey for 6 hours”. Marty said after the great meal that they all played cards and most of stayed up till two in the morning just having a good time with good company. Frances Stamm a grandmother of many, remembered when she was younger “we didn’t have a lot, so Thanksgiving wasn’t turkey it was chicken because we raised chickens.. We baked them with stuffing in them. But the best part of all was after all that if you didn’t want to eat that chicken there was going to be dessert.”
Thanksgiving is not always about the food and how full you get after a big meal and if you saved room for dessert. More or less it’s the time you spend around the table enjoying each others company and sharing the memories that you remember in years past or the one you choose to make this year.