Here is the clue and rafflecopter for the Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt for those of you who are doing it. Kathi is grateful for Snow. Simply enter the word snow into the rafflecopter in the appropriate space.
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Now onto the Blog.
My family is big on tradition. We have traditions for every holiday, every season, every everything. I will admit that as my children and nieces and nephews have aged, and their children have increased in number, some of the whole family traditions have fallen by the wayside. My parents have 4 children, 4 children in-laws, 11 grandchildren, 7 grandchildren in-laws, and 22 great grandchildren. That’s a lot of people to gather together in one place at one time. Still we try and sometimes succeed.
Most Thanksgivings when my children were younger either my parents, my sisters, or my husband and I, would host a huge dinner for everyone that could make it. Some Thanksgivings we had close to 40 family members for dinner. It was always a good time with lots of love and lots of laughter. There were times, such as the year my grandson Xavier passed, that there was an overlying sadness to the event, but even in these less than perfect years we all tried to embrace that which we did have and were grateful for.
Another Thanksgiving Tradition was for the entire family to climb into our 4 wheel drive vehicles and head into the woods in search of the perfect Christmas tree. We usually did this on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We’d pack a lunch, usually chili dogs and hot cocoa, and trudge through the forest in small groups searching for the tree that would usher in the Christmas season. Some years we had nice weather, other years it rained or snowed, but it was always a memorable event.
I am going to give away a Paperback or Kindle copy of The Cat of Christmas Past and a Cat of Christmas Past Tote to a random winner. I am actually going to be flying on the day this blog publishes so I may not be able to respond to every comment, but I will take some time on Saturday morning to read every comment and select a winner.
To be entered to win comment below with a Thanksgiving tradition or memory.