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Thoughtful Thanksgiving Traditions

Erin Anderson, Staff Writer

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Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and many people are getting ready to spend some quality time with friends and family. Everyone spends their Thanksgiving holiday in a different way; whether it’s playing football with family, or having food fights during Thanksgiving dinner, it’s a time to get together with family and celebrate all of the good things in life, incorporating all sorts of special traditions.

Many families will have large dinners, complete with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, a casserole or two, and a turkey as the centerpiece.

Of course, that’s not how everyone spends Thanksgiving. Different families have different traditions and we talked to some Roadrunners to uncover their own Thanksgiving traditions.

Sophomore Emma Sarin’s Thanksgiving tradition is something that most probably wouldn’t even consider, but is something special to her family nonetheless. “I have several (traditions), but I guess one of my favorites is…we, instead of handing the bread to each other, we just kind of throw it like a football.”

Others may just like to relish in the fact that the whole family is together. Often, families are separated by state boundaries, but Thanksgiving is a time to congregate and give thanks for it all. Freshman SJ Weidner can attest to this. “My favorite tradition is going to my Aunty Anne’s house and just gathering…our family together.”

Thanksgiving should also be a fun time, a holiday where we can forget about our troubles and just engage with those we love. That can either be through conversation, through cooking a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner, or something else entirely.

Sophomore Ryan Roache’s favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting to play sports with his family. He says,“playing football in the backyard with all my cousins and family” is his favorite way of ushering in the holidays.

Although we all have different Thanksgiving traditions, we can all appreciate the moral of this special holiday: to get together with friends and celebrate the good times, and all of the positive aspects of our lives.

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