Hello weekend! Before we get started enjoying the festivities, wanted to get these 10 questions about Thanksgiving off to you for this month’s 10 on the 10th post. Our November 10 on the 10th posts will go live a week from Tuesday. Hope you will join me!!
Earlier this month we ‘celebrated’ Columbus Day. There isn’t really much celebration to the holiday other than the mail doesn’t run, and PC gets a day off from work. Around here, Christopher Columbus is better known as Cristobal Colon. And he is not hailed as hero. I remember as a child learning the names of the explorer’s ships, the Nina, which was actually La Niña – pronounced neen-ya; the Pinta – which we pronounced pen-tuh but is really peen-tuh. And the Santa Maria, pretty straightforward.
The first Thanksgiving in reality was less about turkey and ham and more about venison and shellfish. And new friendships, alliances that would sadly, soon disintegrate. It was about giving gratitude. The pilgrims were accustomed to giving thanks before and after every meal. The Native Americans living in the area also gave thanks as a part of their daily routine. Because so few women survived the pilgrim’s first year in the new world, children and single men did much of the cooking. Hey, I like that idea!!
10 Questions About Thanksgiving
Please feel free to use any of the 10 on the 10th graphics for your post. Here are the 10 questions about Thanksgiving for this month.
- Will you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade? Football? Movies? Or maybe you keep the TV off all day, but play family football or board games. Would love to know what you do before Tom Turk is ready.
- Who does the cooking? Fix anything ahead of time? I think I have probably cooked every Thanksgiving but maybe a half-dozen since I became a wife and a mom.
- What time do you eat the big meal? Do you eat Thanksgiving for lunch or dinner or somewhere in between?
- Do you set a formal table or keep things more casual? Place cards? Children’s table? Is it just your family coming together for the feast? Or do you have extended family and friends around your table?
- Is the food placed on the table or served buffet style? I always apologize to my guests for my lack of formality. Do you pull out all the stops or keep things simple? Have you ever eaten out for Thanksgiving?
- Ham or turkey? What’s for dessert? Who carves the meat? Does anyone make a wish on the wishbone?
- Does your family have a Thanksgiving tradition? Do you say a blessing before you eat? Stay up late then head out for Black Friday shopping?
- Yay or nay to leftovers? Favorite leftover recipe? Maybe you enjoy leftovers for days to come or send them all home with the guests.
- What will everyone wear? Dress up or comfy? Will there be family photos taken?
- For what are you most thankful this year? In what ways are the things you are grateful for this year different from years past?
And here’s the graphic.
Please feel free to make the questions your own and take them in a different direction or expound on them in your own way.
Have you begun making holiday plans? Is planning even a worthwhile way for us to spend our time this year?? Seems like a colossal waste of time to try to plan anything here with things so up in the air with Covid. I am afraid to buy a turkey or a ham til the day before Thanksgiving!!
Enjoy a pleasant weekend. Be safe and stay healthy. Thank you for spending a few moments of your day here with me.
Hugs and kisses,