We would gather for the entire day. We were so large that the family hosting the event had to rent a hall. Although, the pictures I have from the early days show we were in homes.
The aromas coming out of the kitchen . . . pies, turkey, ham, potatoes, etc. There was lots of laughter & joy. There were sad times as well.
Home movies shown on the wall . . . tag/flag football outside . . . hide-n-seek, tag, and whatever other games us kids could think of. Groupings of cousins . . . talking, playing, etc.
We had beautiful weather and we had cold wet weather.
Now we just get together on a weekend in the summer where most of the family camps and others stay in a hotel.
|July 2009 - Astoria, OR|
Thanksgiving is now spent with immediate family only. Sometimes with my family and sometimes with my husband's family.