Tag Archive: Thanksgiving Traditions

Nov 26 2020

If you want to end war and stuff you have to sing LOUD!

Reposted from October 3, 2015 by TMC for ek hornbeck From the Group W Bench I’m so mad. How mad are you? I’m so mad. No, really. I’m so mad I’m not even going to sing my aria. This song is called Alice’s Restaurant, and it’s about Alice, and the Restaurant, but Alice’s Restaurant is …

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Nov 24 2011

My Little Town 20111123: Thanksgiving Dinner

Those of you that read this regular series know that I am from Hackett, Arkansas, just a mile or so from the Oklahoma border, and just about 10 miles south of the Arkansas River.  It was a redneck sort of place, and just zoom onto my previous posts to understand a bit about it.

Last week I described the lower floor of the house in which I grew up, and for this piece you need to read the descriptions of the kitchen and formal dining room.  Most all of the activities around Thanksgiving were conducted there, although there was a fair amount of football watching as well, especially as I got older.

Other than more football, the activities were remarkably consistent over the years.  Of course, faces changed as older relatives died and new ones were born, but any given year was almost identical to any other year.