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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Thanksgiving Questions

Hi! I'm your host Bev 2 Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This 3 feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal 4 all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise 5 to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and 6 intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!


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1. What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid?  My mother cooked a turkey, and she and I made the side dishes.  And then we ate.  There was a special set of dishes that mother had that were only used at the holidays and birthdays, so we washed them and got them ready to be used.

2 .What’s your favorite family tradition? Well, the last 15 or so years we have had a Thanksgiving potluck.  That isn't going to happen this year.  So, gathering for the meal of Turkey and stuffing etc, is over for now.  The family is split on what is safe, but we are too old to be going anywhere near someone with whom we haven't been isolating.

3. What’s your favorite way to give back and help others?  Donating monthly to causes that benefit children, the SPCA, and the environment.  I used to, with Mr.Z, deliver meals on wheels.  We did that for over 10 years. We also donated for decades to the San Diego Shoe Fund every year so that kids can have shoes to wear to school. It's a nice, helpful, and local charity. 

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why? My hubby can always make me laugh. He has a good sense of humor, and he and I think the same way.  Mostly. lol

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past?  The year we tried Tofurky.  It wasn't very good, was very dry and no one wanted to eat it. It has improved LIGHT years over time, and I still don't want to eat it!

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving?  None that I can think of.  We bring our dishes, we talk and then we eat, and I guess there's always a football game going on TV.  Pretty traditional. Maybe it's the Whipped Cream pile contest when pie is served?  That's pretty funny.  We also play a game after dinner with quarters.  It's a lot of fun. 

7. What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal? Early evening.

8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why.  No. *Chortle*  That would be my relatives on my dad's side. The Native Americans.  It would be like the weirdest experience to be holding this holiday and not be think of them, so I quietly do.

9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story? There aren't any.

10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day? Getting together with the family.  We once went out to Joshua Tree and had thanksgiving out there.  So many memories.  The drum circle, the rain, lol....

11. What is something that was done for you this year that makes you grateful this Thanksgiving? I finally got back on the same page with my GP.  She's helped me overcome some problems.  I'm very grateful.

12. What foods do you usually have for Thanksgiving?  Pretty traditional American fare.  

 13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little?  My family was out in California by itself when I was little.  So, it was just our nuclear family.  When it became Generational, it was a lot more fun.  I loved having so many cousins when three of the  families all relocated to California.

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative)  I'd like to be able to share a meal with my sister and her hubby.  Just this once, she would be the one I would choose.  I don't understand this, from History thing.  Maybe my native American, great grandmothers or great grandfathers?  I wouldn't want to drag my daughter back into this world for a gazillion dollars. 

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions.  I wish them a peaceful world with no madmen anywhere doing bad things just because they think they are extra special or are specially chosen by God.  That includes Anyone who thinks this way.  As my Turkish friend once said,  "It's best to Live and Let Live."  

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  1. I agree, we sure need peace! I am sorry that you lost your daughter.

    1. Thank you, kindly, Susan. And yes, we all need some Peace. I hope that we get it.

  2. It will be a different Thanksgiving for many. We are just having my mom over. I see her regularly. There are just 4 of us. Loved your answers! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


    1. It will be different, and I am glad that you can have your mom with you. Four people can have a merry old time, and it's calmer. Thank Heaven for calm!

  3. live and let live... there are a lot of people these days doing a lot of demanding that we do things their way. I enjoyed reading your answers. You are being wise to not gather, I have heard so many personal stories the past week of people who's relatives had no symptoms so they didn't know they had the virus. (that's how it is spread so well) or their friends have it, and most of them have died. I think about all that loss so much of it could have been avoided with leadership and action, and yet people in that party say they are pro life.

    1. Yes, Live and Let Live. Everyone does NOT have to believe your version of the Bible, the Talmud, etc etc etc..

      But, I hear you, LA.. I cannot get my head around this strange array of attributes that are being shoved into one box. If that makes any sense. I'll be glad when this is over, it's just really TOO MUCH!
      it's truly sad that so many died, as you say, when it could have been avoided with some decent leadership. *Shakes Head*

  4. No tofu for me either. Pass a turkey leg!!

    1. True! Pass me a drumstick!
      Oh, it's a creature of Hades, that old Tofurkey. lol
      Hope you have a great Thanksgiving wherever you are.

  5. I am so glad my son and his wife live with us so we can have some family for dinner.

    1. I thought of you right away, and remembered that the kids had moved in. And I was glad for you. You will make a merry group for Thanksgiving and maybe you can ZOOM for the other family? Many people are going to.

  6. Live and Let Live. If only people would practice that one thing, all the time . . . what a wonderful world it would be! Great answers.

    1. Thanks CountryDew. And it would be wonderful if it happened, this Live and Let Live.
      We are, after all, Americans or aspiring to be so. Our whole institutional structure is built on and modified by Compromise and the consent of the governed, not by autocratic or even religious views.


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