|only a small part of my family|
To this day, anytime I hear either of those songs, it takes me back to family gatherings and terrific memories.
One year in High school, I missed Thanksgiving dinner because I was working - it wasn't a huge deal, but one of my best friends also missed Thanksgiving that year. One night, during one of our many lengthy phone calls, we came up with a plan.
It was coming close to American Thanksgiving, so we decided we were going to host a turkey dinner for our friends (we did it on a Sunday as we had school on the ACTUAL American Thanksgiving) - somehow, Krys came up with the name "Shaboom" and we started inviting everyone. Now, since we were in high school and low on money, we asked everyone to contribute a small amount to the meal - but we took care of getting the groceries, cooking the food and cleaning up (well, actually - I think my mom did most of the cleaning!)
It was my first time ever cooking a turkey, but Krys had a little experience and my mom was around too...we managed (with a few mishaps) to get everything cooked and served - and had a great evening. It was such a success, that we did it again the following year. Unfortunately, everyone scattered after high school and we never got to have another one, but we still have the memories of those nights.
A few weeks ago, one of those dear friends in attendance got married - and it was such a wonderful day/evening - and brought back lots of high school memories!
Do you have any holiday traditions? I would love to hear them!