Do you and your family travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or do all

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    Do you and your family travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or do all come to your home

    Is it a tradition for you and your family to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or do all come to your home for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

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  2. suzettenaples profile image89
    suzettenaplesposted 4 years ago

    Being single, I usually travel to my sister's for Thanksgiving Dinner and spend time with her wonderful family.  I think it is so important a time for families to be together.  But, always going somewhere else for Thanksgiving dinner, I never had the opportunity to cook a turkey, although I always bring a side dish or dessert.   I still have cook a turkey sometime! LOL

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi suzette, thank you for answering.  That is lovely to be able to spend time with your sister and her wonderful family. I am sure she appreciates the side dish or dessert for sure!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    cjaroszposted 4 years ago

    We always go to my husbands parents for Thanksgiving. They live in another state. We don't get to see hid family that often. Thanksgiving is a big deal there.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello cjarosz,  thank you for answering.  That is wonderful to get to see family at Thanksgiving, when you do not get to otherwise, which makes it extra special indeed.  Have a safe trip and Happy Thanksgiving.

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      cjaroszposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Your welcome! Thank you! I'm sure we will, its always great!!!!

  4. Ericdierker profile image46
    Ericdierkerposted 4 years ago

    Faith let me tell you a fun story on this. I have 4 of six of my Mom's grandchildren. For twenty years I loaded them up to drive 500 miles to be with her. She always asked ahead of time for Thanksgiving and Christmas that I do so. I did. It was expensive and time consuming and obviously I had a family of my own and staying home would have been wonderful.
    My five elder siblings all live within a mile or six from her home. Only two of us a Christian.
    My mom died. As we got together to go through her "things" and divide. The others kept mentioning what they had gotten her. At a point I realized that I had gotten her no-thing of import.
    That Christmas and thanksgiving at my home. We exchanged no gifts. We just stayed home and loved each other.
    Travelling to my mothers all those years was the greatest gift, the greatest gift --- she ever gave me.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Eric, thank you for sharing of your beautiful story and of your greatest gift, traveling to your mothers all those years!  How lovely.  Hugs and blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving.

    2. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much Faith for such an honor. It just occurred to me that "The Gift" keeps giving if shared. As do your gifts of Faith.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving and throughout the year!  Hugs and love always, Faith Reaper

  5. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    Across town to, about 2 miles. Traffic is too awful on Thanksgiving to go anywhere.Thanksgiving is always different, but a fun time for our family.  .

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi tirelesstraveler, that is a nice short trip to be with family!  Yes, indeed, and if one must travel long distance, it is best to leave a couple of days early no doubt.  Thank you for answering.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  6. Sparklea profile image72
    Sparkleaposted 4 years ago

    Hi Faith!  The last few years my husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving. 

    Previously a close family friend had us for dinner for years, until she didn't have the desire to do it any more.  She then invited us to go out to a restaurant Thanksgiving day - her treat.  She even included Dave's two brothers and his dad, so they would not be alone. 

    I can't remember when she decided it was too expensive, which we totally understood, so Dave and I just started inviting the family.  We loved cooking a turkey dinner...about 13 of us.  The family friend died in 2007 at age 94.  My sister and I knew her from birth...she was close friends with our grandmother. 

    Anyway, last Thanksgiving I was sick in the hospital, so that kind of scattered everyone.  My sister's son and his wife had her for dinner, my daughter cooked a turkey for her family, etc.  She invited Dave but he refused...God love my husband...he wanted to spend the day with me at the hospital.  I was so hungry but could not eat because I had that nasal gastric tube...he sat with me the whole day until 8:00 that night.

    Dave just picked up a turkey today, and we are planning to have dinner.  I always make home made cinnamon buns!  Not sure who is coming...I know Dave's dad and brothers will be there...also my sister...I've told everyone else, "there's plenty of food, so if you show up, it will be available."

    All this being said, there's so much to be thankful for!  I just feel so blessed and grateful for every second of life...and with things being so hectic most of the time, Thanksgiving allows people to get together as a family...which is so important.

    Wondering if you are hosting Thanksgiving...?  I can see your grandchildren running to your doorstep with glee to see you and your husband and to enjoy your great cooking!  I can feel your love for them through your writing, your stories and your beautiful photos on Hub Pages.

    A wonderful question!  God bless you real good Faith Reaper!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sparklea!  Thank you for sharing all about your past Thanksgivings and I am sorry about your lovely friend.  Yes, I am having dinner at my house and I am like you, whomever wishes to come is certainly welcome. We do have much to be thankful for!

    2. tirelesstraveler profile image79
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Love Thanksgiving, There is nothing in the world to compete with it. You are thankful or your not. thankful. You can be thankful with a big group or thankful all alone.  When you are thankful, the trimmings don't matter.

  7. nanderson500 profile image84
    nanderson500posted 4 years ago

    We either get together at someone's home or go out to dinner. We rarely travel on Thanksgiving, although we did go to Vancouver British Columbia once when I was a teenager.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello nanderson500, thank you so much for answering.  That sounds nice to not have to travel, although, the Vancouver trip does sound lovely.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

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    belizaposted 4 years ago

    We don't like traveling during the busy holiday season (too much traffic) so we stay home.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello beliza, thank you for answering.  Yes, the traffic is just terrible to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday.  It is always a blessing to be able to stay home for sure!

 
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