Deborah, The Humble Housewife, is this week's Fun Monday hostess. Deborah is asking to hear about our holiday traditions. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving as the holiday involves getting together with family and/or friends to share good food, good thoughts, and good will. Thanksgiving in our home usually involves a rather traditional fare of turkey, cranberries, stuffing, candied yams, pumpkin bread, and the last few years Molly's Cranberry Pie that was featured in another Fun Monday post. Other than almost always having turkey, I cannot think of many traditions surrounding the holiday. In earlier years, we had Thanksgiving with our extended family. As our children grew, we spent most of the holidays at home with our sons. Now, they both are married. For this holiday, we have been invited to our oldest son's home for a festive meal the day after Thanksgiving.
Daddy D carving the turkey in 1972
We do have one tradition that is relatively unique. For the past few years, we have been visiting the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area to see the sandhill cranes. During their fall migration, the cranes stopover for a time in Indiana before traveling on south for the winter months. Viewing the cranes at sunset is spectacular sight. However, the winds can be quite cold at the viewing area. Perhaps, Daddy D and I will make a trip to see the cranes on Thanksgiving evening.
A cold Thanksgiving holiday family expedition to see the sandhill cranes
Now, to learn about other Fun Monday holiday traditions throughout the world, visit Deborah to see the list of participants.