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Featured Who is Downsizing their Thanksgiving Celebration this Year?

Discussion in 'Current News & Events (Articles Required)' started by Archivist, Nov 18, 2020 at 6:09 PM.

  1. Archivist

    Archivist Senior Veteran Supporter

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    My family usually gets together for Thanksgiving--about 25 Aunts, Uncles, cousins, boyfriends and girlfriends--but not this year. We will each be staying home with just immediate family, all because of COVID.

    Will others here be downsizing as well?

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  2. mina

    mina Brown Eyed girl

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    Yes, Just my immediate family in my household. My husband and I have lost all our grandparents and each set of our parents have many many years left. We would like to keep it that way. So we will just Skype with family during the day and have our own meal. I actually am finding it relaxing and nice just to chill with my family. We aren't even going to have turkey! Holidays are what you make of them.
     
  3. public hermit

    public hermit social troglodyte Supporter

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    It will just be my sister and I. We were going to travel to my dad's (several states away), but he is currently being treated for cancer and it's not worth the risk.
     
  4. nonaeroterraqueous

    nonaeroterraqueous Nonexistent Member

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    We're doing the same thing we always do.
     
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  5. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

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    People should consider downsizing the turkey to fit household inhabitants only. Otherwise next year there may not be those aunts and uncles there to celebrate. I currently have an aunt who in spite of precautions has just contracted the virus and may not see Thanksgiving, let alone Christmas or anything else. Some however might prefer a chance to reduce that Christmas card list.
     
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  6. Monksailor

    Monksailor Adopted child of God. Supporter

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    Governor has mandated only two families no more. No problem we usually are alone my wife and I. If the house were finished inside we might have invited someone this year but not possible, anyway as we are still getting over Covid. Long from supposedly being contagious according to CDC, that date for us was the 14 & 15th of Oct,, which was 10 days from symptoms appearing but we both still have coughs and I still have most of my taste and smell absent. CDC assures us that infectiousness is determined by the day symptoms started or for asymptomatic cases from the date of a positive test (if they are even informed that they have been exposed); in both cases, for10 days afterwards (and the two days of coming down with it.)

    My wonderful wife went and got the fixins from Meijer today. Ummmmm can't wait!!! Once a year specials. Just GREAT!!! Should be hopefully, about when I get my full taste and smell back. It has been coming back slowly in the last week.

    Thank you Pilgrims!!!
     
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  7. jacks

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    Yes, we usually have a large family gathering (about 20 people), but this year zoom meeting.:(
     
  8. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame you may miss the smells and tastes but the sight should be rewarding.
     
  9. Pavel Mosko

    Pavel Mosko Arch-Dude of the Apostolic Supporter

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    I've been by my lonesome for the last few years, this year I will have a small belated Thanksgiving on Saturday with a friend who lives upstairs in my apartment building and a few of his his friends and their spouses and girl friends.
     
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  10. Heavenhome

    Heavenhome Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Prayers for your Auntie that she will be healed of Covid19 and for your family also.:prayer:
     
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  11. Heavenhome

    Heavenhome Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I pray you and your wife will make a complete recovery from Covid19 enjoy your meal with much thanksgiving to God.
    It may very well be the best tasting meal you've had!!:)
     
  12. jacks

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    This reminds me when we used to do "Orphan Thanksgivings", where we invited people that didn't have families or anyone near by. These were always the best Thanksgivings. Large family Thanksgivings are great, but somehow the smaller group of unrelated people getting together and celebrating felt very meaningful and in the true "spirit" of Thanksgiving. I actually enjoyed these the most. Maybe because you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family. ;)
     
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  13. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

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    And outsiders are usually on their best/better behaviour, unlike family. :)
     
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  14. Monksailor

    Monksailor Adopted child of God. Supporter

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    Well, like I said I AM tasting a little bit now. CDC says that it takes 6-8 weeks for those to return usually and for me that appears right on. My wife was early.
     
  15. MoreLikeNellie

    MoreLikeNellie New Member

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    I stopped making the traditional turkey and stuffing a few years ago. We just don't like it very much. So Thanksgiving is a day when we make some of our favorite foods instead - which means two breakfasts and a cheesecake. :)
     
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  16. Yarddog

    Yarddog Senior Contributor Supporter

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    Me.
     
  17. d taylor

    d taylor Well-Known Member

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    I will, but it is not because of a virus, age and death has taken our family's size down over the years.
     
  18. NerdGirl

    NerdGirl The untamed daughter

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    Nope. I don't have a big gathering anyway, but I have no plans to avoid anyone or "social distance" or any of that.
     
  19. timothyu

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    As God would say, 'It's not about you'. :)
     
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  20. NerdGirl

    NerdGirl The untamed daughter

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    And yet, I will still do this :)
     
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