November 29, 2023

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Thanksgiving Traditions

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By: Mere Strickland

As Thanksgiving is over, it’s important to remember the fun filled traditions that families in Garnet Valley participate in. For some, Thanksgiving means traveling to see family, meeting packed around a dinner table as everyone digs into home-cooked meals. For others, Thanksgiving is staying home, appreciating the family you see everyday, and perhaps ordering out from a beloved restaurant. I asked friends what they’re traditions were, the things they appreciate every time they meet for Thanksgiving. One told me that every Thanksgiving his family measures everyone’s height on the pantry wall, marks have been stacked up from years of measuring. Another told me she plays card games with her family. I myself go to my Aunt’s house, I help set tables, or watch my sister and cousins play outside. In the end though, no matter who you are, or what you do— whether it be things considered the “norm”, or things that may seem strange to others— it’s yours, and it’s those independent traditions that make everyone unique. 

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