Student column: Taking a holiday surveyI hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving this year. Spending time with your family on a holiday is always a great thing. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Do you like the food? Being with your extended family you don’t usually see?
By: Marissa Opp, The Farmington Independent
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving this year. Spending time with your family on a holiday is always a great thing.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Do you like the food? Being with your extended family you don’t usually see?
My favorite part is definitely the food. Although I don’t necessarily like turkey part of Thanksgiving, I love the cheesy potatoes and the stuffing.
What Thanksgiving traditions do you have with your family? Do you spend all day in the kitchen making the feast, or do you and your family watch football all day? Neither is better, but every family has their own way.
This year’s football games were intense. The Houston vs. Detroit game went into overtime, and boy was that fifth quarter full of excitement! Turnovers and interceptions were everywhere. That game definitely kept you on your toes.
I started thinking about the different ways that people spend their thanksgivings and I came up with a few questions that I wish I could ask (and receive the answers too) the people of Farmington.
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What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
• Potatoes (and gravy!)
• Pumpkin pie
How many hours do you spend cooking for Thanksgiving dinner?
• My mom cooks
• Three hours or more
• I buy all my food – Cub does the cooking!
• One hour
Are you a die-hard Black Friday shopper?
• Yes! I tent out, baby!
• I’ll go if there’s something I like.
• Nahh, I’d rather sleep.
If so, what do you get up that early to shop for?
• Kitchen supplies
Do you take a nap after eating your Thanksgiving dinner?
• Every year. Food coma!
• No way, not when footballs on.
Do you travel out of state?
• Yep, have to visit the family on holidays.
• No, we keep it quaint.
I hope I’m not the only one who wonders about these questions. It’s weird to think that not one family does the same thing as another.
The whole point of Thanksgiving is to spend a day reflecting on what you’re thankful for. So, what are you thankful for? Your family? Your friends? I hope you realize how lucky each and every one of us is to live the lives we do and don’t take it for granted. You should be thankful for the traditions that you and your family do every year; these are the times that we young people are going to look back on when we’re old and grey and treasure all the memories we made as children. All traditions are special, no matter what they are.