Let’s get ready to stuff ourselves

Let’s get ready to stuff ourselves

The transition from fall to winter includes one of the biggest holidays of the year: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and celebration. Whether they are circled around a turkey or standing in line for Black Friday shopping, students at OHS get excited for this time of the year.

Traditionally, a Thanksgiving feast is started at the beginning of the day and is normally not done until meal time. At big family gatherings, the cooks of the family prepare their food while everyone else gathers around to watch either the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the big football game.

“I’m going to stay at home with my family and eat food.” said Devin Gobble (9), which is how most people spend their holiday.

Since family is so important at this time of year, people also travel to spend time with loved ones. This may include going to a relative’s house in town or somewhere in state, or some have to travel a distance because their family lives in different parts of the country. When asked about their plans for Thanksgiving, twins Jesse and Katie Kuhlmann (12) said they were “going to our grandma’s house.”

“I’m going to go to Minnesota and celebrate with some relatives,” said Graysen Summers (11).

Now, while the thought of Thanksgiving brings on the smells of poultry, pumpkin pie, cranberries, and stuffing, different families have different ways of celebrating.

“On Thanksgiving we watch Independence Day.” said Amber Hupperts (10), “I don’t know why; it just happens.”

No matter how you and your family celebrate, just remember the most important part of

Thanksgiving: being with your family. Oh, the turkey’s pretty important, too.