Thanksgiving Tradition Essay

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Thanksgiving Tradition Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is about the only time of the year that families sit around and enjoy each other’s company. My husband and I have a very large family when combined. Our families have many similar Thanksgiving traditions and they also have many that are different. Some of the differences can be seen in the size of the families, the amount of food, and the time that is spent together. There is a big difference in the size of my family and my husband’s family. His family consists of about thirty people: grandparents, uncles and aunts, brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews and even friends of the family. My husband’s family dinner involves going around the table before the big dinner is served so that each person can say aloud what he/she is thankful for. My family consists of only about fifteen people. These fifteen people include my grandmother, parents, sister and family, and also my nephews. At our family dinner we don’t have any traditions we just find a place to sit and enjoy. Another noticeable difference in our Thanksgiving tradition is the amount of food that is made for our meals. My husband’s family usually meets at his grandmother’s house and we eat the food that she has prepared for us. This is her old family tradition which includes turkey, ham, dressing, vegetables, green bean casserole, and desserts; she says that she will always carry it on. My family always picks a dish that each of us would like to bring and we meet at my parents’ house to eat the food that we have brought. The menu varies from year to year but usually we have the basics ham, turkey, vegetables, and deserts. Our family has decided to help out with the food as it makes us feel more involved. The last difference can be seen in the time that we spend at each of the families’ homes. At my husband’s family gathering we always

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