Thanksgiving: The Importance Of Thanksgiving In My Family

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Thanksgiving is one of my most treasured holidays. While there are some constants in the way thanksgiving is observed by Americans, it can mean different things to different people. In my family, Thanksgiving is a day to gather with those we love, to join together in a huge feast, give thanks for all that we have been blessed with throughout the year, watch football, and listen to the men talk about the big buck that got away during their morning hunt.
My mother makes the turkey, the potatoes and her famous homemade stuffing. Every guest brings a dish to pass. This year I thought I should a dessert. I am not much of a dessert maker, but I thought I would give a try. After much consideration, and reading thousands of recipes, I decided to take a stab at homemade rice pudding. My mother absolutely loves rice pudding, so I really wanted to make it for her. Honestly, I was nervous about making it, the directions seemed overwhelming to me, so I decided to just throw all the ingredients into a crock pot and forget about it for approximately three hours. I figured, if it didn’t turn out right, I could throw it in the garbage and make something else, since it was the
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They are the great hunters of our family, although the only one to get a deer the last two years is the newest hunter, at the ripe old age of 14. They guys generally come back in around 10:30 a.m. and it is typical to hear all the stories of the monstrous bucks… that got away. I always chuckle when I hear their stories, because it has been many years since any of the season hunters actually shot a buck. This year was a little different, my 14 year old son actually did shoot a deer, it wasn’t the monstrous buck that got away from the elder hunters, but it was a nice size doe that will fill our freezer for the

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