I remember being a little girl, sitting at the kitchen counter, watching my mother. She would be making preparations to cook us our wonderful meal. Eager to learn, I would ask, “Mom, what can I help with?” Then I’d jump down, off my chair and listen to her instructions with excitement. She put forth a lot of hours preparing and finishing everything before family and friends arrived. The kitchen would be filled with joking, laughter and storytelling. We would listen and sing to music as we helped and waited for our Thanksgiving celebration to start. Thanksgiving memories are so vivid and meaningful, reminding me why I am so grateful for my family and Thanksgiving tradition. Thinking of all the aromas from the dinner and desserts filling the air is irresistible and mouthwatering. My family is from New Orleans, so besides all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings we have Creole traditions; from turkey to gumbo, we have it all! It is definitely considered a Thanksgiving feast to my family. After the main feast, dessert would be next. My favorite is the coconut butter cream cake. Thanksgiving dinner tasted simply delicious. Everywhere I looked everyone’s plate were stacked high with food. After stuffing ourselves, no one will be able to touch any food for hours. A nap is sure to follow, especially for me. Spending good quality time with family is really enjoyable. The quality of the time spent is irreplaceable. We love playing scrabble with each other after our feast. Laughing and joking with each other because someone decides to make new words while playing. Monopoly is always fun too. I enjoy catching up and talking with loved ones that I haven’t seen in a while. Just sitting around and watching a new movie with the family or even simply to relax. I am so blessed to have such a great family. The autumn weather in November feels great. All colors of leaves falling on the ground, the brightness and warmth of the sun. Yet, there...
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