Smell that turkey roasting in the oven! Get ready to taste that honey baked ham! A favorite holiday has arrived --- no gifts, no costumes, no cards. Just a great meal shared with family and friends. There is a profusion of football games, a first glimpse of Santa at The Macy's Parade, and a true feast... seasoned by memories as much as by spices.
Thanksgiving is an intimate affair. Everyone brings their contributions to the gathering and offers to help in the kitchen. The side dishes will be as it always is. Cornbread stuffing. Mom's sweet potatoes. And, Dad's favorite mashed potatoes and gravy. Corn on the cobs. Green bean and other casserole dishes. And somewhere, there will be an odd cranberry concoction of mashed cranberries, orange rinds, walnuts, and jello (possibly a favorite of Grandma's!).
Ready in the wings is the dessert. Pies! The homemade pies will always be what family remembers the most. Those completely homemade ones --- crust, filling, and everything pies. Pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Those are always the family favorites... with whipped cream or ala mode!
The table will be set with a fine china, polished silverware, and shining crystal glasses that your parents received when they were first newlyweds. Gracing the table will be a centerpiece of fruits, holiday caricatures, and candles.
We will take a moment to gather around the table to give Thanks to God. With family and friends, we will enjoy both food and conversation. This tradition will remind us that we are loved and cherished.
Leuzinger High School's Classes of 1980 - 1985 Wishes You and Your Family