Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Childhood Memories of Thanksgiving


Do you have special memories of Thanksgiving growing up? I do - and we used to sing this song on the way to Grandma & Grandpa's!

Back in the 1950's growing up in Northern New York, way north of Syracuse, we used to go to Grandma & Grandpa's for Thanksgiving dinner. They owned a dairy farm, and the cows always needed to be milked, and could Grandma cook!

It was really cold back then. And Grandma cooked on a wood stove. The wood room was off the kitchen and always smelled of freshly split aged wood. Her old wood stove was huge - and there was another wood stove for heat in the dining room. I remember how she hated the electric stove when she got it - I think I was in high school then.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving back then was the desserts. I don't know how Grandma baked such wonderful pies and cakes on that stove, and she never really measured. And the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and vegies were perfect too.

Here is a picture of Grandma & Grandpa on their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 30, 1957.


What are your special childhood memories of Thanksgiving? Share them in the comments.

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