Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Traditions

Top Five Thanksgiving Traditions:
1--Turkey and the trimmings--The centerpiece of most
Thanksgiving feasts is the "big bird." My favorite part of
the feasting is the MASHED POTATOES as most of you
know. What's yours?????
2--Football-The first intercollegiate championship
game played in 1876.
The Detriot Lions played their first Thanksgiving
game in 1934.
The Dallas Cowboys played their first Thanksgiving
game in 1966.
3--The Big Parade--The first Thanksgiving parade
was organized by Gimbel's Department Store in
Philidelphia.
The New York Macy's Parade began in 1924. Today
it is seen by over 46 million people on TV or in person.
What is your favorite balloon in the parade?
4--The wish from the wishbone--It is said that
whoever ends up holding the larger piece of the bone
will have their wish come true. The Roman's brought
this tradition with them when they conquered England
and the English colonists carried the tradition to America.
5--Thanksgiving is most commonly celebrated at home
with family and friends. It is also the time to give
thanks for the people around us and the blessings of
the past year. What are you thankful for?
Here in Kansas City THE biggest tradition is the PLAZA
LIGHTING CEREMONY. That is when everybody and their
brother gather on the KC Plaza and wait for the switch to be
flipped. The main stage hosts a variety of schools, entertainers
and guests. A local celeb and children from the audience do
a countdown and the lights fill the Plaza. It is a beautiful site
to see!!! As you can see by the picture above.
~Keep on Dreaming~

7 comments:

  1. oh my favorite food on tday is my MILs stuffing it is not traditional it has sausage and cheese and oh so yummy I also LOVE her lemon merigne(I cant spell-calf slobbers) pie

    I am Thankful for so much....but first That we get another Holiday with my dad

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  2. Georgie --
    So good to hear that about your Dad!!!!!!
    Melinda

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  3. Thanksgiving ranks way up there with my all time favorite days. For 29 of our 32 Thanksgivings together, Howard and I have hosted family and friends -- and we love to do it and boy, we are one well-oiled party machine by now!

    We time our gathering to accommodate as many guests as possible, including those who are coming from a distance of as much as 200 miles, or who have been to the Macy's parade first -- it always takes a bit longer to exit the city afterward! -- but I've never been to it myself. I'm always too busy cooking!

    Have a wonderful holiday. It's such a great time to think of all we have, and be profoundly grateful.
    Cass

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  4. Oh, how I love the Plaza at Christmas time.

    I'm cookin' the traditional bird with all the traditional fixins'. Present count of kinfolk attending is 36~38. It is a major undertaking. We have at my MIL's house but I do all the work. Then we are taking off to Texas the day after. I always like to run my plate over!!! LOL

    Have a terrific day!!!

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  5. interesting post . I wish you a happy thanksgiving

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  6. One day I would love to visit the Plaza, just that once would be all I need. It really looks amazing.

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